As the Town of Strathmore is responsible for maintaining its streets during winter months, we would like to remind residents/businesses of the Town’s snow removal procedures.
- Where a snowfall significantly impedes traffic flow, the Public Works Department will strive to clear Essential Services, Priority 1 and Priority 2 routes in a timely manner – normally within 48 hours after a snowfall.
The snow clearing procedure is determined by the amount of snow.
- In light snow,crews spread sand on intersections and Essential Services routes where required.
- In higher accumulations in a 48 hour period, the Essential Services routes are cleared, followed by Priority 1 and Priority 2 routes. When required, snow will be plowed to the side of the streets; this activity will result in snow being deposited into driveway entrances. Public Works will effort to avoid placing snow on sidewalks, however, this may occur from time to time and the public’s adherence to the Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw 03-09 is appreciated.
To facilitate the snow removal process, citizens are reminded that signage will be placed 24 hours prior to snow removal in areas to be cleared. All vehicles are to be removed from these roads to allow for clearing of snow and its removal. PLEASE NOTE: Any vehicles parked on snow removal roads after the 24 hour notification will be removed at the owners’ expense (Traffic Bylaw 06-18 and Sidewalk Clearing Bylaw 03-09). Having the identified streets free of vehicles is critical for effective Snow Removal.
A map highlighting Essential Services, Priority 1 and Priority 2 routes is available on the website or at the Town Office. The Essential Services, Priority 1 and Priority 2 routes are clearly itemized in the Winter Street Maintenance Policy #3201 by clicking here and at the Town Office.
Residents are thanked in advance for their help in ensuring the timely and safe clearing of Strathmore’s roads.