As the province plans for recovery, the town is beginning to carefully and responsibly bring back services and reopen some public spaces, programs and services. Provincial emergency orders and the town’s physical distancing by-law remain in effect. We must all continue to follow guidelines from Public Health officials.
Thu, 03 Jan 2019
Armed with plows, sand and salt, our crews are ready to clear your roads and sidewalks as quickly and effectively as possible. The town also has a Salt Management Plan to manage salt use and minimize environmental impacts.
Primary and secondary roads, such as Trafalgar Road and West Oak Trails, are salted and plowed first to achieve bare pavement. This also maintains access throughout town for emergency service vehicles.
Residential roads are only plowed when snow accumulations reach 7.5 centimetres. Residential roads are not plowed or salted to achieve bare pavement and periodic snow-pack conditions can be expected. Residential roads are sanded when conditions warrant, at hills, curves and intersections.
Real-time snow clearing updates are available through the PlowOakville interactive map at oakville.ca. Using GPS technology, the map tracks the progress of the town’s plows as they clear roads during a snow event.
Sidewalks on primary and secondary roads are cleared only after snow accumulates in excess of five centimetres, and only after roads are cleared. Residential sidewalks are cleared after eight centimetres of snow accumulates.