During the snowstorm

  • Plan your trip:
    • Take major roads that have been cleared.
    • Allow more time to get to your destination.
  • Keep a reasonable distance between your vehicle and the car following you.
  • Remember that snow removal vehicles have priority.
  • Limit travel:
    • Avoid driving during rush hour.
    • Use public transportation.
    • Carpool.
    • On the street, park 30 cm away from sidewalks to make it easier for snow removal vehicles to get around.
    • Avoid parking your vehicle at an angle; this blocks emergency vehicles and slows down snow removal operations.
    • Owners of vehicles with oversized side mirrors should fold them down.

After the snowstorm

  • Comply with signage to accelerate snow removal operations.
  • Remove snow from the roof of your car before taking the wheel.

Before the snowstorm

  • Clear your front walk to facilitate access by emergency services.
  • Install visual markers to protect elements that snow may hide.

During the snowstorm

  • Make sure children know to make sure they are visible along streets and alleyways.
  • During snowstorms, if possible, wait for the next collection to place your bin on the curbside.

After the snowstorm

  • Don’t shovel snow from your front walk onto roads, sidewalks or curbs – you risk being fined.  
  • Don’t pile shovelled snow near fire hydrants.
  • Make sure front walks and balconies are cleared so that you can access them in emergencies.