Snow Emergency Declared
- A snow emergency has been
declared for Windsor effective immediately.
- Up to 30 centimetres of snow has fallen since the storm began
Friday, February 9th and more is expected throughout
- City crews will continue salting and plowing the main roads and
residential streets throughout the city.
- It is anticipated that clearing of residential streets will not be
completed until sometime Monday February 12, 2018.
Residents and Property
- The City asks residents to remove cars from residential streets
and park them in driveways.
- If you must leave your home by car today, please stay alert, slow
down and stay in control. Leave plenty of time to reach your destination
- All arenas, community centre, and other municipal parking lots are
being cleared to allow residents to park free of charge until further notice.
- Removing automobiles from the street will allow plows to clear
snow from the roadway in an efficient manner.
- Please be aware that under the Highway Traffic Act and City of
Windsor By-laws residents are prohibited from shovelling snow back onto the
street while cleaning their sidewalks and driveways, as this creates unsafe
road conditions for motorists.
- The City’s Sidewalk By-law does require you to clear sidewalks
abutting your property. This by-law will go in to effect after the snow
emergency has ended.
- Please be aware that during the plowing process, snow is pushed to
the side of the road, and it may be deposited at the end of your driveway,
dependent on the level of accumulation in the street. The property owner
is responsible for clearing the driveway after this has occurred.
- The City of Windsor does not have a bare pavement policy as it
relates to residential streets. With the combination of plowing, salting and
vehicular traffic bare pavement of residential streets will eventually be
- Windsor Fire and Rescue Services is asking residents to keep fire
hydrants clear of snow. In the event of a fire, it will be easier for
fire crews to gain access to the hydrant.
For information, please stay tuned to local media, and visit the City
of Windsor snow removal page on the City