Snowfall Plan for Clean-up of Roads and Sidewalks

With 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. 

Environment 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.

Drivers 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.

Just 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.​

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