Get Ready For The Snow With This Snow Removal Refresher

Friday December 9th, 2016

Posted at 10:40pm


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It looks like we will see our first snowfall on Sunday and the City of Windsor’s Public Works Department has prepared a few reminders to help ensure everyone can enjoy a safe winter season.

  • Plowing will begin once the snow begins to fall and accumulates to five centimetres. An average route takes from 3 to 6 hours to complete once the snow has stopped falling, depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.
  • Once the main roads are clear and only if more than 10 centimetres has fallen, the trucks will be redeployed onto residential streets.
  • Motorists are asked to be patient when travelling behind a plow and give operators plenty of room. Plows typically operate at 40 kilometres per hour. Following too close to a snowplow can lead to poor visibility and vehicles risk being hit by thrown snow or rocks.
  • Residents are reminded that clearing of sidewalks abutting their property is their responsibility. As well, under the Highway Traffic Act and City of Windsor By-laws residents are prohibited from shovelling snow back onto the street while clearing sidewalks and driveways, as this creates unsafe road conditions for motorists. All sidewalks in commercial areas are to be cleared within 4 hours of the snow fall ending and 12 hours after in residential areas.

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