Getting ready for winter
Residents must prepare themselves in advance for Montréal’s winter, with its heavy snow and cold temperatures. Don’t wait until the first flakes fall!
- Your vehicle must be equipped with snow tires from December 15 to March 15, enabling you to travel safely in the wintertime.
- Get the equipment you need to keep your staircase safe. A shovel and some salt will help you clear your entranceway of snow and ice. Contact your borough for specific regulations about snow shovelling and disposal.
- Dress warmly and wear proper footwear when you go outside.
- Determine your public transportation routes, and be sure your card is charged with fare.
Cooperation makes snow removal easier
During a snowstorm, snow clearing teams, pedestrians and drivers share responsibility for making sure that snow clearing takes place as quickly and as safely as possible. Everyone’s cooperation is important!
- Obey all signs and move your vehicle on time. This helps city workers:
- To clear snow more quickly
- To get parking back to normal
- To ensure safety vehicles can travel through safely
- To make your life easier
- Use public transportation and leave earlier whenever possible. Once your vehicle is properly parked, using public transportation makes getting around easier.
- Clear snow from your front walkway before the snowblower comes through.
- Remove any objects that could damage snowblowers.
- Do not place garbage cans, bags or bins on snowbanks in the streets.
||to weather conditions
School closing notices
||winter tires installed – they must be used from December 15 to March 15
equipment to remove snow and ice from your entranceway and your vehicle
||parking signs and move your vehicle on time
||to keep the road clear during snow removal operations
to be careful and visible
For more information about your borough