Snow Removal Frequently Asked Questions

What neighbourhoods in the County have parking bans to allow for snow removal?
Why aren’t neighbourhoods like Carriage Lane, Goldenrod Estates, etc. included?
How will I know a parking ban is in place?
What happens if a parking ban is declared for snow removal activity to start and there are vehicles parked on the street?
What if I am away when a snow removal parking ban is declared, and I am unable to move my vehicle off the street?
Once the snow removal parking ban has been declared, how long do I have to remove my vehicle?
Why are the parking ban signs not covered on my street even though the street has been plowed?
What do I do if my vehicle has been towed?
What factors may delay snow plowing on my street?
Does the County have a priority as to which subdivisions/neighbourhoods you plow first?

What neighbourhoods in the County have parking bans to allow for snow removal?

Temporary parking bans will be announced, effective from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., for the following areas:

View the interactive map including up-to-date information of temporary parking restrictions here. 

Why aren’t neighbourhoods like Carriage Lane, Goldenrod Estates, etc. included?

Temporary parking bans to allow for snow removal are used in areas where there is a concrete curb and gutter, and street parking in a residential area.

Separate crews and equipment look after snow removal in rural areas, including in the County subdivisions that have ditches along the road where crews can push snow.

How will I know a parking ban is in place?

The County has plenty of convenient options to keep you up-to-date on snow removal and parking bans.

  • Visit the snow removal in County Residential Areas page here to view up-to-date information on snow removal activity and current parking bans.
  • Like us on Facebook.
  • Follow us on Twitter.
  • Look for “No Parking Snow Removal” signs when driving into the areas listed above.

What happens if a parking ban is declared for snow removal activity to start and there are vehicles parked on the street?

Vehicles left on the street between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. when a parking ban is declared may be ticketed and/or towed in accordance with the County's General Traffic Bylaw 3024 [PDF - 3.9 MB].

What if I am away when a snow removal parking ban is declared, and I am unable to move my vehicle off the street?

If you are out of town, please, make arrangements to have someone remove your vehicle from the road. If a parking ban is declared while you are away, your vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed.

Once the snow removal parking ban has been declared, how long do I have to remove my vehicle?

When possible, the County gives residents advance notice of 24 hours to remove vehicles, once parking bans in your neighbourhood are in place. In situations of extreme weather, crews may need to be on the roads sooner than 24 hours. In these situations, we will give the public as much advance notice as possible to move their vehicles.

Visit the “Snow Removal in County Residential Areas” page here or visit the County’s social media sites for up-to-date information on snow removal activities and active parking bans

Why are the parking ban signs not covered on my street even though the street has been plowed?

There may be two reasons for this:

  1. Once plows have left the area, it may take some time for snow removal crews to cover the signs.
  2. Occasionally, individual streets may require additional snow removal work. "No Parking Snow Removal" signs will remain posted when streets require additional snow removal.

In either case, if you are unsure whether the parking ban is still active, please visit the residential snow removal page to view an interactive web map with the status of your area.

What do I do if my vehicle has been towed?

Regional Enforcement Services will attempt to contact the registered vehicle owner prior to towing.

If you suspect your vehicle has been towed, contact Regional Enforcement Services at 780-532-9727 or the RCMP non-emergency line at 780-830-5700.

Residential street snow zones are prioritized for snow clearing based on recycling/garbage day.

What factors may delay snow plowing on my street?

The County makes every effort to plow streets as quickly as possible. Factors that may delay snow removal activity include periods of extreme cold and multiple snowfall events; however, with the cooperation from residents in moving vehicles from roadways during parking bans, snow removal will continue to be as efficient as possible. 

Does the County have a priority as to which subdivisions/neighbourhoods you plow first?

When snowfall takes place, crews begin snow removal with schools and bus routes as the priority; however, the remaining snow removal activity does not follow a set schedule. Factors like the amount of snowfall and condition of the residential streets in each area influence the areas crews visit first.