Here’s where the snowplows are in Mississauga as storm cleanup continues

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Published January 13, 2024 at 10:26 am

Where the snowplows are in Mississauga

As Mississauga digs out from the biggest winter blast so far this season, city officials say cleanup crews “worked through the night” to plow and salt key areas including major roads.

Residential streets and on-street bike lanes were also cleared, according to Mississauga winter maintenance officials, who add that the work continues on Saturday in the wake of what was declared by the city a “significant weather event.”

“Cleanup in these areas will continue this morning. Temporary parking permits remain suspended until further notice,” officials said in their latest update on social media, adding that residents must do their part as well.

“Plan to clear slushy snow around your property early today to help limit build-up that may freeze when temperatures drop again later. If you can, lend a hand and offer to help someone in your neighbourhood do the same.”

People are also being urged to clear any snow from storm drains, clear the snow on all surfaces first before applying salt and to be respectful of “the crews working hard to clear your way.”

Officials don’t want a repeat of several incidents last winter in Mississauga in which snowplow operators were verbally and physically assaulted.

City officials say residents can get a real-time update of where the snowplows are in Mississauga and what roads have been cleared by accessing the online snowplow tracker.

The tracker allows users “to view a map of our snow-clearing routes and track our entire fleet as it clears streets and sidewalks across the city,” officials say.

Map shows where Mississauga’s snowplows were and what streets had been cleared as of about 10 a.m. on Saturday. For updated view of map, see link in story.

Mississauga officials say the city’s winter maintenance crews have a definite plan in place once heavy snow begins to pile up.

“(They) clear priority roads and sidewalks, on-street bike lanes, bus stops, pedestrian crossings and specific trails within 12 to 24 hours of the snow stopping,” city officials said in an earlier online update, adding neighbourhood/residential roads are then cleared within 24 to 36 hours of the snow stopping.

“Although we salt and plow roads and sidewalks to make them safe and passable, some snow may remain. Only priority roads are cleared to bare pavement,” officials added.

Also, “it may take us longer to clear roads and sidewalks if there are back-to-back storms, or a significant weather event.”

Snowplows in Mississauga do their work during the latest storm. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

(Cover photo: City of Mississauga)

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