Public service announcement 

The Town of Milton is prepared to keep traffic moving safely this winter season. We are ready to clear more than 1,615 lane kilometres of regional and Town roads and over 250 kilometres of walkways and sidewalks.

Road clearing

In the event of a snowfall, snow clearing resources will be deployed to Town roadways. A significant weather event declaration, where there is an expected snow accumulation of 20+ cm, will result in higher than normal snow removal response times.

The Town prioritizes snow plowing routes based on emergency service routes, traffic volumes and road use.

Similar to last winter, residents can follow snow removal activities using Plow Tracks.

Please be patient while you wait for plows to get to your area and remember to give yourself extra time to get where you need to go.

Windrows

Plow operators work to clear snow on the roadways to keep traffic flowing. Snow coming off our plows is pushed to the right side of the road, to keep it away from traffic. This results in piles of snow at the end of your driveway called windrows.

The Town does not clear windrows; this is the responsibility of the homeowner. A windrow removal program is offered for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Residents can also help older adults and people with physical disabilities by offering to help clear snow and ice from their property.

Winter parking

Vehicles left on the street pose an obstacle to snow-clearing activities, making it dangerous and sometimes impossible to properly clear the street properly. Cars must be off the road during snowstorms.

The Town is servicing and maintaining certain park parking lots this winter, which provides residents who rely on street parking exceptions to have an option to park their vehicle when exceptions are suspended to allow for snow removal. Parking in these lots is allowed for a 48-hour period.

Staying informed

To stay informed throughout snow events, please monitor the following:

Be a good neighbour and make sure you clear your sidewalk and driveway of snow and ice as soon as possible after a snowfall. This will allow others to travel safely,

It takes time to clean up after a storm. Please wait until 24-hours after the snowfall has ended before reporting your concerns. Your patience is appreciated.

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For media inquiries, please contact: 

Mark Taylor
Manager, Strategic Communications
289-971-7681
Email Communications Staff