Snow removal on sidewalks and streets facilitates travel in Montréal during winter. Here is everything you need to know about municipal snow removal services, including plowing on sidewalks, the progress of snow loading operations, and tips for facilitating operations.
Snow removal operations
Here are the stages involved in snow removal operations:
- salt and gravel spreading as soon as the roads and sidewalks become slippery
- plowing as soon as there is 2.5 cm of snow on the ground
- loading as soon as there is 10 to 15 cm of snow on the ground
These operations are carried out continuously until the streets and sidewalks are cleared and safe. The amount of precipitation, weather conditions and equipment failure may slow the pace of operations.
The city prioritizes snow removal on sidewalks and major thoroughfares, and snow removal operations to facilitate access to public transit, health establishments and schools.
Tools to track the progress of snow removal operations
- INFO-Neige MTL app (available on the App Store and Google Play)
- Snow removal map
- Progress of snow removal operations
Facilitating the execution of snow removal operations
Here are some tips for facilitating snow removal operations:
- Clear your front walk
Don’t shovel snow onto the street, near fire hydrants or onto the sidewalk.
- Comply with the collections schedule
Place your garbage cans, recycling and waste bins or bags on the curb at the designated time so as not to hinder operations.
- Park your bicycle where it won’t be at risk
Don’t leave your bicycle on the sidewalk to prevent damage to it or to municipal equipment.
Material damage caused by snow removal operations
If the damage was caused by a snow removal operation, you can file a claim with the Ville de Montréal.
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