Winter Snow Clearing
The Town of Conception Bay South strives to provide an effective and efficient Winter Control Program for residents and the traveling public by:
Sidewalk Snow Clearing
Did You Know?
Priority for snow-clearing roads is determined by street classification and Town parking lots by usage; de-icing and snow clearing are also determined by local environmental conditions.
Sidewalk clearing takes place once streets are clear, and is prioritized by school zones, Route 60, then remaining areas.
Additional contractors are called in during major weather events.
Equipment generally does not de-ice and plow simultaneously.
Cul-de-sacs are salted or cleared in a counter clockwise direction with centre snow piling.
Snow removal is completed as conditions allow and generally in the evening and night.
Route 60, Foxtrap Access Road, Peacekeepers Way, and the Manuels Bypass are maintained by the Department of Transportation and Works.
By The Numbers...
Approximately 35 full and part-time staff support the engagement of 18 pieces of snow-clearing equipment within a 24-hour period.
3 shifts are scheduled 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, with weekend on-call as needed.
Municipal workers are responsible for clearing 237 km of public roads, 31 km of sidewalks, and 75,000 m2 of public/parking lots.
Even with the full fleet in operation, it takes approximately 8 hours to clear the entire Town.
For question relating to snow clearing in the Town of Conception Bay South, please contact the Department of Engineering and Public Works at 834-6500 ext. 301.
To view Town Snow Clearing Regulations, click here.