Check if Your Street Has Been Snow Plowed in Oakville
Oakville’s plows are ready to hit the streets when winter weather arrives and residents will be able to track snow-clearing progress in real-time via an nteractive map.
PlowOakville uses GPS technology to track the progress of the town’s plows as they clear roads during a snow event.
When plows pass over a road, the colour of the road on the map changes to indicate a plow is operating in the area.
The real-time mapping tool was rolled out in Dec. 2016.
As clean-up continues, roads throughout town will change colour until all plowing is complete.
As for how snow clearing works, the town says that primary and secondary roads are plowed first.
Residential roads are plowed when there’s more than 7.5 cms of snow.
When all streets need plowing, they’re to be cleared within 24 hours after the end of the storm — sometimes longer, depending on the severity of the snow.
Sidewalks in Oakville are cleared only after there’s more than 5 cms of snow, and once roads are cleared.
The town is also using real-time technology to help monitor how its winter equipment is functioning.
With the data provided, staff will be able to proactively identify mechanical issues so that impacts to snow clearing operations can be addressed as quickly as possible.
Residents are encouraged to contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or at serviceoakville [at] oakville [dot] ca in order to provide feedback on the town’s winter maintenance operations.
PlowOakville is available on the Oakville app, which can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android devices.
The town will also share snow clearing information on Twitter.