Snow Event declared in Burlington, no parking on streets allowed, even by permit


Published February 2, 2022 at 3:11 pm

The City of Burlington has declared a Snow Event, beginning at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 2. To allow snow removal equipment room to clear roads safely and quickly, all on-street parking has been suspended.

If it is your waste collection day, do not place your bins or bags on the sidewalk or on the road. Place them at the end of your driveway so they are not blocking plows or traffic.

Snow Clearing Service Levels

  • Primary and Secondary roads are addressed as soon as snow starts to accumulate.
  • Residential roads are cleared after snow reaches 7.5 cm of accumulation. Residential roads are not maintained to bare pavement but are sanded as required at intersections, hills and sharp curves to enhance traction.
  • All sidewalks are plowed after 5 cm of accumulation and salted or sanded as required.
  • Heavy snowfalls or successive storms can sometimes extend road clearing to longer than 24 hours. Please be patient as our crews work to clear the busiest streets first.
  • The City is not responsible for clearing windrows left on driveways when the plow passes. If you think you will need help clearing the windrow, please make arrangements such as speaking with your neighbours, family members or hire a contractor.
  • When a Snow Event is declared, there is no parking on any city streets until the Snow Event has been declared over. Residents who park their cars on streets blocking snow removal could face a $120 parking ticket or be towed.

All existing parking exemptions are also invalid during Snow Events.

Snow Events and parking restrictions are announced through the City’s social media as well as through Snow Control updates which are sent three times a day to subscribers.

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