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Winter Maintenance

All minimum maintenance standards, including the level of service to be provided, are based on the classification of a particular roadway as dictated by the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways contained within the Municipal Act. To view these standards, see Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways. Hover your mouse over the underlined text, press the control key, at the same time click the underlined text.

Snow Plowing

Snow plowing is carried out on municipal roads on a priority basis. Crews are deployed as soon as snow accumulation reaches the stipulated levels or when driving conditions deteriorate. Therefore, crews may be deployed prior to snow accumulation levels reaching the standards as outlined in the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

Sanding

Sanding is carried out on municipal roads, on a priority basis. Crews are deployed within the stipulated time for responding to icy road conditions or when vehicle traction becomes a safety concern. Therefore, crews may be deployed prior to icy road conditions reaching the standards as outlined in the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

The sand utilized on municipal roads is mixed with five percent road salt. In bad weather, such as ice storms, straight salt may be used.

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