Large snowfalls require a coordinated approach by the City’s staff and contractors to ensure that City streets and sidewalks are safe.

The City’s General Levels of Service

Road Category When does the City start plowing? How many hours after the snow stops falling will it take to clear?
Expressways 2.0 cm to 5.0 cm 2-3 hrs
Main roads and streetcar routes 5.0 cm 6-8 hrs
Collector roads, bus routes and local streets with Hills 5.0 cm – 8.0 cm 14-16 hrs
All other local streets 8.0 cm 14-16 hrs