Fire Halls and emergency access areas will be cleared first. Streets that are main arterials will be plowed first followed by residential streets. Please be advised that during a snow fall, the order of streets plowed will be determined accordingly to the assessed risk and these routes may be altered as required. One works crew is assigned to begin the urban areas and one works crew is assigned to begin the rural areas and both crews continue to work on roads until all roads in Plympton-Wyoming are cleared.
SNOW COVERED SIDEWALKS
The municipal objective is to complete snow clearance or salting of sidewalks within 24 hours from the cessation of a normal snowfall. We appeal to our neighbours to "pitch in" and ensure that our sidewalks are clear and passable to all residents. The Town will clear the sidewalks in the Wyoming downtown business areas and school areas in Wyoming for children walking to school during the winter months.
HELPFUL TIPS FOR SNOW REMOVAL
Be patient. In heavy snowfalls it takes us longer to get all our streets cleared.
Be a good neighbour. Help those who may not be able to shovel their driveways and sidewalks.
Don't park on the street during or immediately following a snowfall. Plows cannot operate properly if there are parked vehicles on the street.
The Highway Traffic Act prohibits the placing of snow or ice on a roadway
Don't place snow from sidewalks or driveways on the street.
- Drive a safe distance behind the plow. You may see them, but they may not see you if you are following too closely.
- Only pass snow removal vehicles when a safe passing area is available, that is clear of snow and treated with salt and/or sand. Do not pass on the right.
- Watch for the plow blade when passing snow plows. They may be obscured by snow and cleared debris.
- Don't travel beside a snow plow. They can shift sideways after hitting snow packs or drifts.
When approaching an oncoming snow plow, reduce speed and move to the right side of the road if safe to do so.
- Plows can create temporary white-out conditions with swirling snow. Safely pull to the side or slow down in these conditions.