Who determines when winter maintenance / snow plowing is needed?
On-call township staff determine when conditions warrant winter maintenance. Many factors are taken into account when making this determination, such as:
  • Type of storm. Wet snow, fluffy snow, ice?
  • Day of the week. Is it a work day? A weekend? A holiday? A school day?
  • Hour of the day. Is it before morning rush hour or evening rush hour? Is it in the middle of the night?
  • Expected severity of the storm. Quantity of snow expected? Duration expected?
  • Availability of resources.
  • Union contract requirements.
  • Budgetary limitations.

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1. How do I report a road concern?
2. Who owns, maintains and plows my road?
3. How can I help during snow plowing?
4. What if I experience a problem during winter maintenance?
5. How many workers and trucks are involved in winter maintenance?
6. Who determines when winter maintenance / snow plowing is needed?
7. How do winter operations work?
8. What is the difference between a primary and secondary snow route?
9. What are we doing to the reduce cost and increase the effectiveness of our winter maintenance program?
10. How does Public Works prepare for winter maintenance?