Snowfall Plan for Clean-up of Roads and Sidewalks
the potential for significant snowfall on the way the City of Windsor is making
municipal parking lots free on Tuesday February 16, through Thursday February
18, 2021, in an effort to assist residents with getting vehicles off the street
and help plow crews clear the streets as quickly and efficiently as
possible. Should the heavy snow arrive,
residents are encouraged to remove all vehicles from street parking and park in
their driveway or a nearby municipal lot starting Tuesday.
Canada is forecasting the majority of snow will fall between Monday evening and
over night so City plows are busy keeping the main arterial routes clear now
and expect to continue on main routes during the day on Tuesday. Contracted
equipment has been scheduled to move into residential areas late Tuesday
morning and will be joined by City and Coco plow trucks as main routes are
completed. A full residential clearing
by city and contract crews takes between 24 and 36 hours normally, so your
support and patience is appreciated.
Sidewalks Reminder: The sidewalks abutting residential and
commercial properties is the responsibility of the property owner. Residential property owners please ensure to
clear your sidewalks within 12 hours after snowfall occurs, and commercial
property owners within 4 hours. 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. Together
we can make sure our roads and sidewalks are safe and passable for all users.
are asked to use extra caution and reduce their speed especially approaching
intersections, due to the slippery conditions. Drivers are also asked to be
patient when travelling behind a plow and to give operators plenty of room,
following too close to a snowplow can lead to poor visibility.
a reminder, the City’s Snow
Angels volunteer snow removal program is still looking for volunteers.
For information on snow
removal or any other city service visit citywindsor.ca.