A plow out is typically completed within 24 hours. Drivers returning home may discover a windrow at the base of the driveway or that the road has not yet been plowed. You can now use the new Plow Tracker map to track where plows are and sign up for email alerts on plow outs, all from guelph.ca/snow.
To accommodate the plow out, please move your parked vehicles off streets to allow plows to pass. We also ask that residents clear snow that may be blocking catch basins in front of their residences. Warmer temperatures means that melting snow can cause flooding.
To stay safe during a storm, we recommend that you:
Allow for extra commute times and drive according to road conditions.
Please be patient with sidewalk clearing operations. If you’re able, please help clear sidewalks near your property. Seniors and residents with a physical disability who require assistance shoveling can call Snow Angels at 519-822-0912.
Keep fire hydrants clear of snow.
Do not place waste carts on top of snow banks or on the road as these pose obstacles to the City’s snow clearing operations. Instead, shovel a spot for your carts, or place them in the driveway one foot from the curb.
Help keep storm drains and catch basins clear to prevent flooding.
To keep roads safe and accessible, do not park across from another vehicle or driveway, and whenever possible, move parked cars off the streets to make room for snow plows.
The City’s winter maintenance service helps ensure community safety every day, and in the event of extreme weather. The minimum threshold for a plow out on residential roads is eight centimetres.
For more information
Terry Dooling, Manager of Public Works
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3346
Doug Godfrey, General Manager
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2520