Town of Oakville Snow Removal

Are you familiar with the Town of Oakville’s snow removal policies and guidelines? This information will help you gain a better understanding of the snow removal and sanding/salting priorities.

Sanding and Salting

Sand and Salt trucks will be deployed at the beginning of a snowfall at the first sign of the roads beginning to ice. Priority will be given to the primary roads with the greatest volume of traffic, such as Lakeshore, Trafalgar, Spears and Upper Middle. Secondary roads — the roads which lead to primary roads — will be salted/sanded next . Examples of secondary roads would include Glenashton and Bridge Road. Once the primary and secondary roads are salted/sanded residential streets will typically be sanded at intersections and on sharp curves and hills. This proactive process helps keep Oakville roads as safe as possible while the snow begins to fall.

Plowing

When snow begins to accumulate primary and secondary roads will be plowed first. Once they are clear the Town will focus on clearing residential streets if the accumulation is at least 10 centimetres. When accumulations are substantial enough that all roads will be plowed the Town of Oakville plans to have all streets cleared within 24 hours of the termination of the snow fall. This period may be extended by heavy snowfalls or successive storms so please be patient.

Sidewalks

Sidewalks will be cleared only following accumulations of 5 centimetres or greater and following the clearing of snow from the streets. Sidewalks located on primary and secondary streets with schools will be cleared first followed by residential sidewalks. The sidewalks on primary and secondary streets may be salted/sanded when extremely slippery conditions prevail.

Do Your Part

This is what you can do to help the Town clean up efficiently:

• Remove snow from fire hydrants and drainage catch basins near your property
• Pile snow on the right side of your driveway (when facing the road) when shovelling. This helps minimize the ridge of snow created by the snowplow at the end of your driveway
• Remove plowed snow at the end of your driveway. Snowplow operators must push snow to the curb or shoulder, possibly covering recently shovelled driveways
• Park vehicles off the street when possible. By-law 1984-1 prohibits parking of vehicles on town streets between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from November 15 to April 15

The Town of Oakville has a Snow Information Line that you can call with any questions at 905-815-5999. They also seem to be leading the way in snow removal technology with on-line Current Snow Clearing Status updates. This page provides progress updates for where the plows have and have not been. Check out the link below and stay warm.

Click Here for Current Snow Clearing Status

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