Snow event declared in Burlington, on-street parking suspended for 24 hours


Published February 16, 2021 at 9:44 am

Today, (Feb. 16) the City of Burlington has declared a Snow Event and as a result, all on-street parking has been suspended until 24-hours after the event has been declared over to allow snow removal equipment room to clear roads safely.

When accumulation is more than 5 cm during a snow event, road clearing updates can be found by visiting

Snow Control Update subscribers will receive emails at 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. about the status of snow removal. To receive Snow Control Updates by email, visit to subscribe.

Primary and Secondary roads begin to be cleared when snow reaches 5 cm of accumulation while residential roads begin to be cleared when snow reaches 7.5 cm of accumulation.

Residential roads are not maintained to bare pavement and are plowed only after a snow accumulation of 7.5 cm has fallen in a single event. Additionally, sand is applied to enhance traction, as required.

All sidewalks are plowed, salted and sanded if icy within 48 hours of snowfall and all roads will be cleared 24-hours after the snowfall has ended.

If more than 12 cm of snowfall has accumulated, clearing may take longer for all roads, sidewalks and select pathways.

Residents are reminded that the City is not responsible for clearing windrows left on driveways when the plow passes.

Additionally, residents are reminded that all existing parking exemptions are also cancelled during snow events and those who park their cars on streets blocking snow removal could be faced with a $120 parking ticket or be towed.

For more information, visit or download the free City of Burlington app.

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