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Snow Removal

Snow removal on municipal boulevards located in residential areas will be conducted on the basis of the inability of the boulevard to accommodate further amounts of snow removed from the sidewalks, when a lane width becomes less than three metres, to facilitate parking where parking is allowed for commercial businesses, and to help alleviate the amount of drainage derived from snow accumulation during spring thaw. Snow removal will be conducted on a priority basis to facilitate emergency, hospital, and school bus routes.

Snow removal on municipal boulevards located in the downtown core will be conducted once the snow accumulation on the boulevard reaches a height whereby pedestrian access to the sidewalks from parked vehicles becomes an issue. The downtown core consists of Front Street from its intersection with Wellington St. easterly to Third Avenue, King Street from Seventh Avenue easterly to Third Avenue and encompassing avenues.

Snow removal operations will be conducted during the midnight shift for the downtown core area and Wellington Street to avoid disruptions in traffic flows. Snow removal in residential areas will be conducted during daytime operations but if required, removal may be required during the midnight shift.

Important: Snow removal operations may be postponed or deferred due to inclement weather. Plowing and sanding of municipal roadways and sidewalks is a priority as per the Municipal Act, and therefore, snow removal on ALL boulevards may be deferred until snowplowing priorities are met.

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