Residential and Commercial Snow Plowing and Removal Notice


Residential and Commercial
Snow Removal/Plowing Operations

As per Section 2 of By-Law 2006/63, removing snow from driveways and entranceways by pushing it on to or across a public road is not a safe practice and is unlawful.

The Ontario Highway Traffic Act states that: “No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the Ministry or the Road Authority responsible for the maintenance of the road.”

This practice may create a variety of safety and other issues including but not limited to:

  • Creating frozen piles/ridges which usually causes extensive damage to Municipal snowplows
  •  Most times kicking off the rear of our equipment onto the adjacent lane, creating a health and safety risk to oncoming traffic
  • Posing a danger to the plow operator and travelling public
  • Creating the opportunity for increased drifting
  • Creating drainage obstruction in the spring
  • Creating additional snow accumulation for neighbours
  • Posing a danger to the person removing or pushing the snow

Your assistance with this matter is appreciated. It will allow us to continue to provide a safe and reliable road system for our residents.




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