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Streetsville Village Times Article- February 2019

Winter is now upon us, and we can certainly feel the colder temperatures in the air! When the snow
falls this winter, City crews and snow plows will be available to help clear roads, on-street bike lanes,
sidewalks and other City infrastructure. The City is responsible for clearing:

• 5,600 lane kilometres of roads and on-street bike lanes


• 1,600 lane kilometres of priority sidewalks
• 3,400 bus stops
• 90 kilometres of roadside multi-use trails
• Over 1,000 pedestrian crossings

The City’s snow clearing service levels are as follows:

• Major roads and on-street bike lanes are cleared first to allow emergency and transit vehicles
to travel, followed by residential roads, priority sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, bus stops and
designated roadside multi-use trails.
• Roads and on-street bike lanes are salted if snowfall is less than eight centimetres, and
plowed and salted if snowfall is more than eight centimetres.
• Residential roads, priority sidewalks and bus stops are cleared within 24 to 36 hours after the
end of a snowfall.
• Residential roads are not cleared to bare pavement, but are made passable and safe for
emergency vehicles to travel. Some snow pack may remain.
• Advanced weather monitoring and salt trucks equipped with on-board technology are used to
control road salt use. The key goal is to maintain road safety and limit the impact of salt on the
environment.

During a snowfall, residents can assist the City’s snow clearing operations by:

• Removing parked cars, garbage and recycling bins from residential roads during a snowfall to
allow snow plows to clear the street. During snow clearing, temporary parking permits will not
be issued and current ones will be suspended.
• Being good neighbours by clearing their sidewalks and walkways from snow and ice as soon
as possible after a snowfall, and offering to help seniors and people with disabilities who may
need assistance.
• Driving according to weather conditions and giving snow plows lots of space as they clear the
roads.
• Using salt wisely to minimize the impact of salt on the environment by following manufacturer
instructions to only apply salt in the right amounts, under the right conditions.

Please be advised that an on-street parking restriction is in effect year round between 2:00 a.m. and
6:00 a.m for snow clearing operations. Parked or stopped vehicles in contravention of the
City’s Traffic By-law or on-street parking restriction will be issued a penalty notice and will be subject
to towing and storage fees at the expense of the owner.

Please be aware that temporary parking requests can also be suspended at any time during snow
events to allow staff and machinery to safely clear roads. New temporary parking requests will not be
issued and current ones will not be recognized for the duration of snow clearing operations. To find
out if temporary parking requests have been suspended, follow @MississaugaSnow or call 311 (905-
615-4311 if outside city limits).

For the latest updates during a snowfall, you may:


• Follow @MississaugaSnow on Twitter
• Call 3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 outside city limits)

For more information about snow clearing in the city, visit mississauga.ca/snow. As always, if you
need assistance with municipal matters, please contact my office at 905-896-5011 or
george.carlson@mississauga.ca.