Oakville ready for winter storms, residents can follow snow plow progress

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Published January 4, 2024 at 10:10 am

Oakville residents will be able to track the progress of snow plows this winter, following any winter blast of the white stuff.

Although there hasn’t been much snow so far this winter, the Town of Oakville is remind residents that when it does hit, they’ll be ready.

The first priority for winter plowing is primary roads, those with the highest speeds and greatest volume of traffic like Trafalgar and Upper Middle roads.

Salting starts when snow first accumulates and the plows head out once accumulation hits 2.5 cm. It takes four to six hours after the snow stops for the main roadways to be clear.

Sidewalk salting/sanding starts when conditions are deemed slippery and the plows head out once about five cm has accumulated. It takes up to about 24 hours for main sidewalks to be cleared.

Second priority are roads with less traffic than primary roads, but also have bus routes, like Glenashton Dr. and West Oak Trails. The get plowed when the snow gets to five cm.

Third up are local roads and laneways and then transit stops are next on the clearing list.

Residents are reminded to not park on the street during snow removal activities and you can get a ticket if you’re obstructing snow-clearing operations.

To track the progress of snow plows during winter storms, visit here.

For more information about the Town of Oakville’s winter strategy, visit here.

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