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Snow Removal  


Roads are maintained in a priority sequence beginning with Regional Roads, arterial and collector roads, During a snowstorm, road crews will keep these roads as clear as possible to ensure the safety of drivers and allow for emergency vehicles to respond to calls quickly and safely.

Residential roads are plowed after the priority areas have been cleared and 10cm of snow accumulation has occurred.

Road Plow Response Times

Snow-clearing operations begin on Regional Roads, arterial and collector roads once 2 cm of snow has accumulated.

Regional, arterial and collector roads are cleared to bare pavement within 2 to 12 hours following the end of the winter storm event, depending on snow accumulations. 

Snow Clearing Priorities

If your street has not been cleared within 24 hours after a storm has ended, please call the Snow Control office:

Engineering Services

Phone:905-878-7252 ext 2500



Snow Plow Routes

Winter Street Parking - Allow the Plow!

Allow the Plow mascotWe all want our street cleared of snow quickly, but nothing slows down the work of snow plows more than cars parked on the street.

Please remember:

  • Cars must be off the road during snow plowing (5-hour parking limit does not apply).
  • Cars impeding snow plowing can be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.
  • During snow clearing operations the Town has the right to refuse granting street parking exceptions.
  • Avoid parking vehicles on sidewalks. (Parking By-law #1984-1).
  • Avoid shovelling snow onto the road when clearing driveways and sidewalks (Obstruct Highways By-Law 115-2005).


With accumulation of 5 cm or more of snow, sidewalks and pathways associated with schools, transit routes and major pedestrian travel are plowed.

Sidewalk Plow Response Times 

Sidewalk snow removal routes have three priority classifications and are maintained based on a priority sequence. 

Please Remember:

  • Decorative items that touch sidewalks and curbs should be flush with the ground and 300 mm (12") from the edge of the curb or sidewalk. This helps reduce the chance of damage to property, snow removal equipment and injury to operators. We are not responsible for damage to decorative items in the road allowance.
  • Damage to Town-owned trees, sod and pavement will be repaired in the spring.

Sidewalk Snow Plow Routes

Windrow Removal Program

We offer the Windrow Removal Program to help seniors and persons with disabilities living in Milton remove the piles of snow left at the bottom of driveways after the snowplow passes (windrows). The service helps remove windrows created during plowing following a snowfall of 10 cm (4 inches) or more. The program was expanded in 2017 from 50 to 75 Milton residents. The program runs from December 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.


  • Seniors 65 years of age or older who live in Milton
  • Persons with disabilities who live in Milton. Medical confirmation (a doctor's note) is required.
  • A signed declaration that no able-bodied person under the age of 65 is living in your home.
  • A non-refundable fee of $50 per registration per year applies. (Cash, Cheque, Debit).

Registration Information (In person only)

  • Friday, October 6, 2017
  • 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Milton Seniors' Activity Centre, 500 Childs Drive, Milton, Ontario
  • First come, first-served (maximum 75 residences in Milton)

Take Milton Transit (5 Yates) or Milton access+ to the Seniors' Activity Centre; regular fares apply.  Call 905-864-4141 or visit Milton Transit's website.

What to Bring

  • $50 non-refundable fee - cash, cheque, debit

  • Identification with your address and age

  • A doctor's note for persons with disabilities