Snow Removal

We are committed to providing a high level of plowing services to remove snow from municipal roads during the winter season. We plow roads based on priority. We also add sand and salt to prevent slippery conditions.

Plowing priority

Major roads (primary and secondary roads) are plowed first so emergency vehicles can pass safely. Smaller roads (local streets) are plowed afterward.

Primary roads are roads with the highest speeds and greatest volumes of traffic. Examples include Industrial Parkway, Fletcher Crescent, Centre Street, Dayfoot Street, Queen Street and Mill Street.

Secondary roads are roads with less traffic and usually connect residential roads to primary roads. Examples include Dillane Street, Stewart Street and Tupper Street.

View our Winter Control Reference Guide for more information, including:

  • Patrol routes
  • Rural plow routes
  • Snow storage locations
  • Road ownership and classification maps
  • Depots
  • Procedures for call-out
  • Weather monitoring

Track your snow plow

You can track your snow plow to find out where our plows are currently going and where they have been.

Road responsibilities

The Town is responsible for clearing snow and ice from:

  • 775 lane km of Town roads (269 urban and semi-urban km and 486 rural km)
  • 87 km of sidewalks within three urban areas
  • 15 parking lots (50,778 square metres)

The County of Simcoe is responsible for clearing snow and ice from:

  • County Road 10 (Tottenham Road)
  • King Street North in Alliston
  • County Road 1