Snow Removal, Sanding & Sweeping

Roads: Sanding, Snow Removal and Sweeping

Sweeping Schedule - Snow Removal Maps - Tip for Residents During Snow Removal

Notice to Snow Haulers

 

Street Sweeping Schedule


A map of the Street Sweeping Schedule becomes available in early Spring of each year. Please note that the schedule is weather dependent and as such is subject to change without notice. Updated maps reflecting any delays will be uploaded as they become available.

Crews will inform residents ahead of the street sweeper's arrival through signage. Please help crews by not parking on the roads when the street sweeper is scheduled for your area.

Updated Summer Sweeping Schedules
2017 Sweeping Schedule: July
2017 Sweeping Schedule: August

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Snow Removal Maps


The snow removal maps reflect the service levels delivered around the community as set by Cold Lake City Council. Snow removal is conducted by both City Crews and contractors, as required by the service levels. Please contact the City of Cold Lake's Public Works Department or email infrastructure@coldlake.com with any questions or concerns.

The maps can be found on the City's Geographic Information (GIS) Maps Page.

 

Tips for Residents During Winter Snow Removal


During the winter, City of Cold Lake Public Works crews and contracted services remove snow and sand streets on a regular basis. Residents will see trucks, blowers and graders working in their neighbourhoods. Crews remove snow according to the predetermined, prioritized ice and snow removal plan which is published on the City of Cold Lake website.

What can local residents do to assist in the cost effective removal of snow from city streets?

  • Please remove driveway ramps or boards so these items are not picked up by snow removal machinery. They can severely damage the equipment and cause huge delays in the program.
  • Ensure trailers or unused vehicles are parked off the street. Working around these presents challenges and slows the process down.
  • Our website, Facebook Page and local media are used to communicate the snow maintenance schedule to the public. Signage may or may not be put in place the evening before your street is scheduled to be cleared. Residents are asked to keep up to date by visiting www.coldlake.com, monitoring local media and watching for signage so their vehicles can be removed from the street before it is plowed.
  • It’s best to avoid streets where crews are working, if possible.
  • Ensure fire hydrants near your home are shovelled out and clearly visible.
  • Please keep the sidewalk in front of your home or business clear for pedestrian traffic.

Frequently Asked Questions about Snow Removal

Q: After a snowfall, when are the snow plows sent out and how long will it take to clear the streets?
A: Streets are maintained in a Council-approved priority sequence outlined in the Snow Removal and Winter Road Maintenance Policy.


Q: My street is slippery, when will it be sanded?
A: Streets are sanded according to the priority sequence outlined in the Snow Removal and Winter Road Maintenance Policy. Special attention is given to intersections, hills and curves.

Q: Can snow/ice/dirt be piled on a sidewalk or road?
A: No.

Q: What can local residents do to assist in the cost effective removal of snow from city streets?
A: Please remove driveway ramps or boards so these items are not picked up by snow removal machinery. They can severely damage the equipment and cause huge delays. Ensure trailers and vehicles are parked off the street. Working around these presents challenges and slows the process down.

Q: My street has been plowed, can I park on the street again?
A: You are free to park on your street after the snow has been windrowed and removed. Please do not park on the street next to windrows (the pile created by the plow or grader).

Q: Will echelon (tandem) plowing happen during rush hour?
A: Yes, Echelon plowing is the practice of staggered snow plows operating across all lanes of a roadway in one direction. It is the safest and most efficient snow removal method for multi-lane roads. Plowing in echelon clears all lanes at once by passing a ridge of snow from one plow to the next. If the time of the storm happens to coincide with rush hour, echelon plowing will still be used as a tactic.


Q: There are snow route signs on my street what does that mean?
A: As per the Snow Removal and Winter Road Maintenance Policy designated snow routes may be triggered when snow forecasts call for accumulations greater than 5cm or when actual accumulations trigger snow route designated roadways. In the case of 10 Street, which is a Priority 2, snow is cleared within 72 hours with a Trigger of 3cm to 5cm of accumulated snow. This means that vehicles should be removed from the street during snow events or risk the chance of being plowed in.

 

"Thank you from the City of Cold Lake Council and Administration."

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To all Snow Haulers within the City of Cold Lake:


Please be advised that the City of Cold Lake will not be charging a dumping fee for the disposal of snow collected within City boundaries this season.

The City of Cold Lake requires that all snow haulers:

  • Register with the City of Cold Lake if you intend to haul snow to the City of Cold Lake’s disposal sites; and
  • Submit a monthly report of activities tracking the use of the City of Cold Lake’s snow disposal sites.

Registration forms and monthly report forms can be picked up at City Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Contractors failing to comply with these requests will no longer be allowed to use the City of Cold Lake’s snow disposal sites.

If you require further information please contact Denise Pollard, Intermediate Secretary with Infrastructure Services at 780-594-4494 ext. 7972.

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