Winter Control Policy

The Public Works Department is responsible to deliver winter control services, including snow plowing, sanding & salting, winter drainage and sweeping & cleaning. Winter maintenance levels of service for the road system are based on a road classification priority system. Higher order roads such as arterials are highest priority; roads such as residential streets are lower priority. Additionally, specific snowfall thresholds apply for the plowing requirements of roads and sidewalks.

This Policy is based on normal winter weather conditions, reliability and availability of resources both human and physical. The Town does not guarantee a level of service under abnormal or extreme winter conditions nor in the event of a work stoppage.

It is acknowledged that conditions may occur which temporarily prevent achieving levels assigned. In such cases, efforts will be made to keep roads open, consistent with available resources.