Snow Clearing

Snow clearing in residential areas starts only after higher priority areas have been completed. If it begins to snow again while crews are working on residential streets, they go back to clearing the priority areas before picking back up where they left off in the residential area.

Please submit a Fort Report request to report any concerns or questions you may have with snow clearing in your neighbourhood.

View the Road Snow Clearing Priorities Map

View the Trail Snow Clearing Map

View the Sandbox Locations Map

Clearing priorities and time frames

Snow Clearing Priority map

View the Road Snow Clearing Priorities Map


Priority #1: Highways
Completed within 6-8 hours of the end of snowfall.

Priority #2: Arterial Roads
Completed within 12-16 hours of the end of snowfall.

Priority #3: Collector/Main Streets
Completed within 30-40 hours once priority #2 is completed.

Priority #4: Industrial/Central Business District
Managed after third priority, and as needed.

Priority #5: Residential Streets
Snow clearing begins when compacted snow is 75 mm (2.95 inches) thick.

Priority #6: Lanes
As required to maintain traffic and emergency vehicle movement.

Parking bans

You can help make snow clearing easier by moving your vehicle(s) off the street during parking bans and neighbourhood snow clearing events.

  • No Parking signs will be placed in the specified area in advance of a clearing event.
  • Municipal Enforcement Services may issue tickets if a vehicle is found to be parked on a street that has a parking ban in place.
  • Municipal Enforcement Services will attempt to contact the registered owner of the vehicles not adhering to the parking ban.
  • If Municipal Enforcement officers are unable to contact the registered vehicle owner before the snow clearing event begins, the vehicle will be towed. The registered owner can contact Municipal Enforcement 780-997-7930 to find where to retrieve their vehicle.

Snow shovelling

Clean Sidewalks, Safe Community

  • Snow must be cleared from residential sidewalks, including sidewalks adjacent to your property, within 48 hours of a snowfall, excluding Sundays and statutory holidays.
  • Commercial properties have 24 hours to remove snow.
  • Failure to remove snow within this time period may result in a $100 fine.
  • The City of Fort Saskatchewan offers Snow Angels, a volunteer snow clearance program to assist seniors with a disability or medical condition in the community.

 

Keep Snow Off The Streets

Shovelling snow into the streets contributes to unsafe driving conditions and leads to an increase of the overall cost of providing winter road maintenance.

View the Snow Removal Bylaw [insert link to Snow Removal Bylaw]

Call 780-997-7930 to contact Municipal Enforcement Services about the Snow Removal Bylaw.

Snowplow safety

Safety is the City's #1 Priority

  • Never pass a snowplow on the right hand side unless the operator stops, or slows down, and signals you to pass.
  • Be careful and keep a safe distance (30 metres) from any snowplow, grader or truck and loader during snow removal.
  • Observe the signs posted or follow the directions of the crew.