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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:

  • Condition Monitoring

  • Anti-icing/De-icing

  • Snow Clearing

  • Sidewalk Snow Clearing

  • Snow Removal 

    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.