Winter Operations

The Public Works Department is responsible for snow and ice control on designated City roads and sidewalks. The safety of citizens and workers, ease of travel for vehicles and pedestrians, public transit and schools zones are just some of the considerations that affect operations during a snow and ice event. 

The City seeks to improve road surface conditions for the travelling public as quickly as possible during or following adverse winter weather conditions. Roads are categorized into four priorities based on the volume of the traffic on the roads, emergency response requirements, hillside access, and other safety related issues.  Roads are cleared and maintained as resources are available and in strict priority order.  Snow and ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner and/or tenant.

The goal of snow and ice control operations is to improve driving conditions as much as possible during prevailing winter weather, roads are not cleared down to bare pavement conditions.

Information for Residents

During snow and ice events, both the City and residents have certain responsibilities. These responsibilities are outlined and some tips to help maintain safety are provided here.

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Road Priorities

Roads are categorized into four priorities based on the volume of traffic on the roads, emergency response requirements, hillside access, and other safety related issues. Roads are cleared and maintained as resources are available and in priority order.

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Sidewalks

With the exception of sidewalks adjacent municipal properties and facilities, snow and ice removal from sidewalks is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner and/or tenant.

Equipment & Operations

Explanation of the equipment and techniques used by the City for snow & ice removal.