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:
Priority is given to school bus routes, coastlines and intersections, regardless of whether they include a main or collector road.
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.
Main roads: salt and sand over the full width of the road.
Secondary roads: crushed stones or sand.
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.
The Municipality also wishes to remind you that it is prohibited to park on public roads between midnight and 7 a.m. between November 15 and April 1 inclusively.
Also remember to place your bins in your driveway and not on the street, where they could interfere with snow removal operations.