Plowing Oakville’s primary and secondary roads and sidewalks first on list


Published February 3, 2022 at 11:05 am

The Town of Oakville continues to plow primary and secondary roads and sidewalks while preparing for the next flurry of snow. TOWN OF OAKVILLE PHOTO

Let the plowing begin in Oakville.

After some 5 cm of snow fell over last night, the Town of Oakville has its crews on the road plowing primary and secondary roads and sidewalks.

Plowing on residential roads are only started after a now accumulation of 7.5 cm.

A weather advisory says another five to 10 cm of snow is expected to fall on Thursday and ending after midnight.

“We continue to plow primary and secondary roads and sidewalks while preparing for the next flurry of snow,” the Town of Oakville said in an update on its website. “We are not plowing residential roads and sidewalks as snow accumulation so far does not meet the threshold, however more snow is expected today.

Residential roads and sidewalks are plowed after a snow accumulation of 7.5 centimetres.

For updates on progress of the snow clearing operation, visit

Here are some things you can do after a heavy snowfall:

  • If you have a catch basin near your home, please keep it clear so melting snow has somewhere to go.
  • Remove snow from fire hydrants near your property. Every second counts during an emergency!
  • Remove plowed snow at the end of your driveway. Snow plow operators must push snow to the curb or shoulder, possibly covering recently shovelled driveways.
  • Park vehicles off the street when possible. By-law 1984-1 prohibits parking of vehicles on town streets between 2 and 6 a.m. from November 15 to April 15. During a snow event our plows need to be able to easily move snow on the roads.
  • Check on your neighbours. They might appreciate some help shovelling snow.
  • On your scheduled waste collection day, please place Blue Box, Green Cart and garbage at the curb or at the end of your driveway, away from snow banks. This helps ensure the Region’s collection crews can easily see and access materials. Find more waste tips at the Halton Region website.
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