See where the snow plows are when winter storms hit Mississauga

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Published January 3, 2024 at 1:03 pm

See where the snow plows are in Mississauga, interactive map

Mississauga’s fleet of snow plows hasn’t been put to the test yet this winter, but when the stormy weather does inevitably arrive in town, they’ll be out in full force.

And, once again, residents will be able to go online and track the location of the snow plows as soon as they’re deployed to clear heavy loads of the white stuff on city streets and smaller roads.

City of Mississauga winter maintenance officials encourage residents to use the online snow plow tracker during heavy snowfalls to see when their streets will be cleared.

The updated snow plow 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.”

To date, it’s been a relatively uneventful winter in Mississauga as far as heavy snow is concerned.

However, weather officials say that’s likely to change in the coming weeks — maybe as soon as early next week when a major winter system is expected to arrive in southern Ontario.

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 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 continued.

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

(Cover photo: City of Mississauga)

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