Residential Street Snow Removal
Residential street snow removal typically occurs when snow accumulates to a minimum of 22 centimetres and other higher priory roads have been cleared to an acceptable condition. It is handled separately from snow routes.
When residential street snow removal is active, orange signs will be posted at the entrance to subdivisions indicating the date that snow removal operations will start, and that parking is not permitted (signs are posted a minimum of 72 hours in advance of the start of snow removal operations). On-street residential parking is not permitted from the date snow removal operations are scheduled to begin until snow removal is complete. Vehicles that are not removed will be towed. Once the orange signs are removed, parking will again be permitted. When residential street snow removal is underway, residents can check snow removal progress online.
Each snow clearing season the rotation for residential street snow removal changes, with the subdivision at the top of the list one season moving to the bottom of the list the next season. If you live in a new subdivision, the developer is responsible for snow removal until such time that the City has taken ownership of the roads and utilities from the developer.
Residential street removal FAQs
Residential street snow removal is when snow is removed from all the streets within a subdivision. A snow route is a main, high-traffic road typically located within a subdivision. Snow routes are a higher priority than residential streets and are typically cleared when snow accumulates to a minimum of five centimetres. Residential street snow removal doesn't occur until snow accumulates to a minimum of 22 centimetres.
When residential street snow removal is active, progress is updated on a daily basis (Monday to Friday) on the City's website.
No. Residential street snow removal is a major undertaking that typically takes several days or even weeks to complete. Each year the rotation for residential street snow removal changes, with the subdivision at the top of the list one year, moving to the bottom of the list the next year.
Not necessarily. If you live in a new subdivision, the developer is responsible for snow removal until such time that the City has accepted the roads and utilities from the developer.
In certain locations where there is limited space for storing snow within the roadway right-of-way, snow may temporarily be piled in the middle of a cul-de-sac bulb or within a parking lane to be hauled away at a later date. The timing of the snow removal will depend on available resources and ongoing weather conditions.
Yes. As a grader moves down a street, it is followed by a skid steer loader that will clear driveways by removing sections of the windrow that were created by the grader. There can be a gap between when the grader passes by and when the skid steer loader catches up, but the intent is to remove windrows from the front of private driveways as soon as possible.
This part of your property is technically a roadway right-of-way, which is publicly owned and designed to provide space for items such as public sidewalks, utilities, fire hydrants, City trees, road signs and snow storage. The depth of the right-of-way typically ranges from two to five metres from the curb and the City uses this space to store snow that has been removed from the road. Snow will not be piled on a public sidewalk.
The snow will not be removed. As outlined in the City's Snow and Ice Control (SNIC) Policy, "the opening of windrows at private sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner."
When residential street snow removal is in progress, the information below will be updated daily Monday to Friday during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
Residential street snow removal in Spruce Grove is divided into two zones: the east/red zone and the west/blue zone.
NO PARKING on signed residential streets starting at 7:00 a.m. on the date snow removal scheduled to begin until snow removal is complete and signs are removed.