Our teams are busy clearing snow from the streets, pavements and bike paths of the borough. Help them improve their speed and efficiency! Whatever the nature of the operation, we always need your cooperation. Find out more about our winter operations!
How snow removal operations work in the Borough
Here is how the operations are carried out:
- We spread salt and crushed stone as soon as the roads and pavements are slippery;
- The snow is cleared when there is an accumulation of at least 2.5 cm on pavements and streets;
- We load the snow when there is an accumulation of 10 to 15 cm.
- These operations are carried out continuously until the streets and pavements are clear and safe. The amount of snowfall, weather conditions and equipment failures can slow down the pace of operations.
Did you know that during snow removal operations, 248 km of roadways and 104 km of pavements in the Borough are categorized according to three levels of priority?
- 27 km: Major arteries, major commercial streets, priority bus routes and reserved lanes, very narrow streets, etc. Examples inlcude Pierrefonds, Saint-Jean, des Sources boulevards.
- 20 km: collector roads, local commercial streets, regular bus routes, etc. Examples include Pavillon, Sainte-Anne, Perron.
- 214 km: Local streets. Examples include: Baldwin, Helene, Deauville.
On-street parking: current regulations
No overnight parking
In Pierrefonds-Roxboro, as of November 1st, night parking on the streets is prohibited between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., until April 1st inclusively because of the winter season.
On-street parking prohibited during snow accumulations
When snow accumulates in excess of 2.5 cm, on-street parking is prohibited throughout the territory of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, until the end of operations announced by the Borough. This regulation applies even during daytime. You must park your vehicle in your private driveway.
Everyone must comply with the local winter by-law. Parking officers will circulate on the territory in order to enforce the by-law by issuing tickets.
5 good habits to adopt in order to ensure the smooth running of snow removal operations
- Shovel the snow on your property
It is forbidden to unload, push or throw snow on the road and pavements. This also applies to the contractor you have hired to clear your driveway. Remember that you are responsible for their snow removal work.
- Respect the collection schedule by placing your bin at the edge of your property and not on the pavement
Place your garbage, recycling and waste bins at the curb at the appropriate time so that they do not interfere with operations.
- Park your vehicle in your private driveway and not on the public road
In order to allow snow to be cleared from your street and to facilitate the passage of shovels, park your car in your private driveway. The pandemic is forcing us to adapt our behaviour and with people teleworking, many vehicles remain on the streets. If this is the case for you, you must be extra vigilant and make sure you respect the daytime parking bans that are automatically in effect when snow accumulates over 2.5 cm.
- Leave a safe space behind convoys
Make sure you are seen by drivers before crossing the road, whether you are a cyclist, pedestrian or motorist. As a general rule, be courteous, vigilant and patient!
- Follow local communications on snow operations
Consult the Borough’s website regularly and subscribe to the Pierrefonds-Roxboro Facebook page and the City of Montreal’s Notices and Alerts application to be informed of upcoming and ongoing operations.
Property damage caused by a snow clearing operation
If damage is caused to your property as a result of a snow clearing operation, you can file a claim with the City of Montréal.