Snow removal operations

Snow removal operations are initiated when 5 cm of snow or more has accumulated on the ground or when the road surface is slippery.

In winter, an employee travels the Municipality’s roads every morning to ensure that they are safe and to plan snow removal or icebreaking operations.

Operations are carried out 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as required.


Priority is given to:

  • Main collector roads (e.g., Route 105, Scott Road, Mine Road)
  • Neighborhood collector roads (e.g., Kingsmere Road, Meech Lake Road)
  • Local roads

Priority is given to school bus routes, coastlines and intersections, regardless of whether they include a main or collector road.


We rely on your collaboration

During the winter season, your cooperation is essential to our snow removal operations.

  • When clearing snow from your driveway, it is prohibited to dump, deposit or throw snow or ice onto the public road, under penalty of a fine, as stipulated in the peace and good order regulations. 
  • During a snowstorm, do not park your vehicles on the side of the road.
  • It is prohibited to park on public roads between midnight and 7 a.m. between November 15 and April 1 inclusively.
  • Remember to place your bins in your driveway and not on the street, where they could interfere with snow removal operations.
  • Avoid building snow castles, tunnels or forts near the roads. 

Icebreaking and abrasive spreading

As of 2019, abrasive spreading is only completed on curves, intersections and slopes, over a distance of 30 m before and after curves and slopes, and over a distance of 30 m before intersections.

During periods of intense ice storms, and as required to ensure the safety of road users, abrasive spraying is completed along the full width and length of the roads.


Materials used

Main roads: salt and sand over the full width of the road.

Secondary roads: crushed stones or sand.




Public Works and Infrastructure Department