Brampton gears up for snow clearing season with plow tracker app

Published November 8, 2022 at 9:52 am

With snow expected in Brampton later this week, the City is gearing up for snow clearing season and wants residents to be prepared.

The City says its snow removal team has been preparing to clear City-owned roads, sidewalks, transit stops, recreational trails and school crossings as winter approaches so residents can get to where they are going safely.

There’s a chance of flurries in Brampton this Sunday (Nov. 13). And while the snow likely won’t require too much shovelling, Bramptonians can see what roads and sidewalks crews have cleared this winter using the City’s Plow Tracker on www.brampton.ca/snow and on the Brampton 311 mobile app.

The app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store, and residents can use it to check snow maintenance progress, road priorities, and whether a plow is near them so that they can move their vehicles off the road. Service requests can also be submitted through the app.

Snow removal financial assistance is available to eligible seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities. You can learn more by visiting www.brampton.ca.

The City is also reminding residents to be “winter-ready” to help make the season safer for all.

Here are some tips to be prepared for snow clearing in Brampton:

• In case of emergency, be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours. Prepare a 72-hour safety kit for your home and vehicle.
• Clear sidewalks of ice, snow, and slush promptly after snowfall.
• Parking on streets is not allowed and will be enforced during winter weather events. Please move vehicles to ensure plows, salters and emergency vehicles can safely pass by.
• If it has been more than 24 hours since the snowfall has ended and your street still requires attention, let the City know by calling 311, submitting a service request on the 311 mobile app, emailing [email protected], or visiting www.311brampton.ca.
• Follow all City of Brampton social media accounts for our #BramSnowUpdate.

For more information on the City’s winter operations, visit www.brampton.ca/snow.

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