During the winter season, our road crews are out doing snow and ice removal on your roads. Trucks with flashing blue lights are performing winter maintenance. Please give them room to work.

Snow Plowing and Removal

Our snowplow operators follow plow routes that are chosen ahead of time, designed to consider the best service for all residents. Plow routes and priorities are chosen using the Minimum Maintenance Standards set out by the Ministry of Transportation. School bus routes and other public service providers are a priority when deciding these routes.

Sidewalk Maintenance

The Township clears designated sidewalks in the community. This includes snow removal and salting. We prioritize sidewalks in the core of villages areas as well as routes to local public schools.

Important Winter Reminders

During the winter season, please remember to:

  • Move your basketball net off the street. It should not be within the road allowance.
  • Keep snow on your property, and don't push it into streets, sidewalks, or in ditches (as per in the Highway Traffic Act).
  • Your garbage and recycling bins need to be visible in your driveway, and not on the street, shoulder, or sidewalk.
  • To avoid shoveling the driveway again when the plow passes by, clear the area to the left of your driveway. Snow from the plow will be pushed in that area instead of inside your driveway.
  • Keep fire hydrants clear of snow for emergency services.
  • When plowing intersection, the truck needs space to back up. Keep your distance!
  • Respect winter parking restrictions.

Report Damage to Property or a Mailbox

If you believe a snowplow has damaged your mailbox, landscaping, or other property please submit a request our Public Works Department with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Contact Information
  • Description of the Damage
  • Approximate date and time of the damage

Report Damage

Staff will review your request.

Winterize Your Mailbox

The force of thrown snow from a plow blade may cause serious damage to your mailbox and/or post. You can build a barricade between the mailbox and the thrown snow using:

  • 4 x 4 posts to secure the barrier in the ground.
  • 2 x 4's the entire length of the mailbox and its post.

This type of sturdy snow deflector should keep your mailbox well protected during the winter!