In the winter, Public Works staff are busy plowing and sanding the Township roads. There are a number of things that you can do in the winter to help us keep things running smoothly and efficiently.
Snow on Roadways
Residents often shovel, blow or plow snow and ice from their property onto the street not realizing that this contravenes Section 181 of the Ontario Highway Act, contributes to unsafe driving and walking conditions, and increases the cost of providing winter road maintenance. When you are clearing snow from your driveway, please do not push the snow across the road. Your efforts in making winter driving and walking safe for everyone are appreciated.
Do not park on the roads or block snow plow turn-around areas. Parked vehicles can prevent snow removal crews from clearing the roads in a timely and efficient manner. Any vehicles parked on the road during snow removal could be towed at the owner’s expense.
When approaching a plow, reduce speed, keep your headlights on low, and stay to the right. If driving behind a plow, keep a safe distance (stay back 200 feet), and remember that the plow may need to back up. If you can’t see the mirrors, plow drivers can’t see you!