Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Snow Removal and Other Winter Tips

Top 6 Tips, including things you should know, in order to prepare yourself for Winter:

1. This time of year is a good time to check the openings of your culvert and clear them of debris, sand and any material that may block the passage of rain or snow melt.

2. Make sure any personal property (i.e. trailers, recreational vehicles, etc) are removed from boulevards, road ways and rights of ways as snow removal crews will be plowing and grading and will require a place to put the snow from the roads.

3. Make sure any personal property installed in/around boulevards such as driveway trim, culvert trim/headwall, gardens or other items are clearly marked to ensure our equipment operators know that something is there under the snow. NRRM is not responsible for any damage to personal property installed on boulevards, but where possible can make efforts to avoid them if we know they are there. 

4. In the winter, residents are required to clear their own driveways of fallen snow, and snow that was left from our road or sidewalk plow.

5. As winter progresses, snow packs on our roads. When this snow pack accumulates, our graders will go out and scrape it off. This leaves large heavy chunks of snow in your driveway. Shortly following the grader, we will come by and clear this out of your driveway. We cannot clear your driveway as fast as the grader can clear the road, so there is some wait time, but will be done by end of that working day.

6. Keeping your driveway clear and shoveled helps to avoid humps at the end of your driveway. Driving over freshly plowed snow at the end of your driveway, packs that snow down and creates these humps.

Snow Removal

Please be aware that our snow crews require your cooperation in order to keep our roads clear throughout the winter.  The majority of our snow removal activities take place within standard operating hours, which are Monday to Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.  In the event of a heavy or lengthy snowfall, our on-call procedure provides for snow removal services after hours and on weekends.

We remind you to refrain from:

  • pushing snow from private driveways or parking lots on to the street or across the street
  • placing snow on boulevards at intersections
  • placing snow over sewer or manhole covers, watermain valves or fire hydrants, or from
  • parking on streets and roads when the road is in need of clearing.

 APPLICABLE BYLAWS

These requirements are currently being enforced pursuant to Property Maintenance and Unsightly Premises Bylaw Section 3 and Traffic Control Bylaw Section 6.

 

 

 

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