December 1 - January 31
Snow and Winter Safety
Our first bout of winter weather is upon us. Remember to clear the paths around your property by 10:00 am of the day after a snowfall; shovel to the bare concrete, don’t shovel into the roads, and if you’re by a corner or bus stop, make sure you clear them too. Check your nearby catch basin and ensure it’s not blocked so melting snow can drain properly.
Driving? The City clears roads in priority sequence, with first priority being major transportation routes, transit routes, hospital and school zones, and City facilities. If you’re braving the roads, make sure you have proper tires and a winter emergency kit in your car that includes things like a windshield scraper, shovel, spare antifreeze, blanket, flashlight, and phone charger.
Find the snow clearing route map, a car kit checklist, and more info about snow removal on our website: newwestcity.ca/snow