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Snow Removal

Mailbox Policy

Snow removal in the City of Clarence-Rockland

  • If a snowfall of 10 cm or more is forecasted, snow removal operations must start after a ground accumulation of 10 cm (minimum)
  • If a snowfall of less than 10 cm is forecasted, snow removal operations must start as soon as possible after the snow fall ends.
  • Salt will be applied to paved roads as soon as possible following the snow removal operations.

 Note:    Selection of the method used depends on the climatic factors.

 

Drifting snow accumulations

In case of drifting snow, roads affected shall be snowplowed on an as needed basis as to prevent roadway blockage and allow reasonable and safe passage of vehicles. 

Note: Selection of the method used depends on the climatic factors.

 

Freezing rain or rain

In case of freezing rain or rain, when the roadway surface becomes slippery (usually because of wetness of packed snow) salting operations will be completed on asphalt roadways.

Note:    Selection of the method used depends on the climatic factors.

 

Very cold weather

If the roadways become icy and slippery because of prolonged cold weather, a combination of the following operation will be done to reduce the hazards of slippery roadways.

- a mixture of sand/gravel will be applied

Note:    Selection of the method used depends on the climatic factors.

 

Widening of roadways

The widening of roadways will be performed once all of the winter operations are completed along arterial and local paved roads. 

 

Snowbanks removal operations

Visible road signs will be placed at the end of the villages to notify you of the snow removal operations.

 

Trip length
A snowplow tandem truck has been added to our fleet this year in order to help shorten snow clearing operations.

- Estimated time for clearing snow on the roads and streets in the municipality - 8 to 10 hours
- Estimated time for clearing all sidewalks in the municipality - 12 to 14 hours

In order to assist the snow removal crew we ask the residents/contractors not to push the snow from driveways onto the sidewalks and/or across the roads.  This can cause a dangerous situation with the accumulation of snow.

It would be preferable to leave the garbage bins behind the snow banks in order to avoid having them hit by the snowplow.

It is important to follow the winter parking policy to help with snow removal operations.

We thank you for your cooperation

Public Works Department

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