News release

Mississauga is Prepared for Winter Weather

City services | November 8, 2018

The City of Mississauga is ready to keep local travel safe this winter. City crews, including snow plows will be readily available to help clear roads, on-street bike lanes, sidewalks and other City infrastructure during a snowfall.

“As winter weather approaches, our winter crews and fleet will be ready to respond around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We also want our residents to be prepared and to stay safe by driving according to weather conditions. Residents are encouraged to clear their sidewalk and assist those who may need help including seniors and people with disabilities.”

Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance added, “Our winter maintenance crews are prepared to help keep the city moving this winter. Safety is our priority. We will ensure that priority routes are cleared in a timely manner so that residents can get to their destinations safely, while also allowing safe access for emergency and transit vehicles.”

What we clear:

  • 5,600 lane kilometres of roads and on-street bike lanes
  • 1,600 lane kilometres of priority sidewalks
  • 3,400 bus stops
  • 90 kilometres of roadside multi-use trails
  • Over 1,000 pedestrian crossings

Our service levels:

  • Major roads and on-street bike lanes are cleared first to allow emergency and transit vehicles to travel, followed by residential roads, priority sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, bus stops and designated roadside multi-use trails.
  • Roads and on-street bike lanes are salted if snowfall is less than eight centimetres, and plowed and salted if snowfall is more than eight centimetres.
  • Residential roads, priority sidewalks and bus stops are cleared within 24 to 36 hours after the end of a snowfall.
  • Residential roads are not cleared to bare pavement, but we make them passable and safe for emergency vehicles to travel. Some snow pack may remain.
  • Advanced weather monitoring and salt trucks equipped with on-board technology are used to control road salt use. Our goal is to maintain road safety and limit the impact of salt on the environment.

[Download Winter Maintenance Levels of Service Infographic]

Residents can help by:

  • Removing parked cars, garbage and recycling bins from residential roads during a snowfall to allow snow plows to clear the street. During snow clearing, temporary parking permits will not be issued and current ones will be suspended.
  • Being good neighbours by clearing their sidewalks and walkways from snow and ice as soon as possible after a snowfall, and offering to help seniors and people with disabilities who may need assistance.
  • Driving according to weather conditions and giving snow plows lots of space as they clear the roads.
  • Using salt wisely to minimize the impact of salt on the environment by following manufacturer instructions to only apply salt in the right amounts, under the right conditions.

Where to get snow clearing updates:

  • Follow @MississaugaSnow on Twitter
  • Call 311 (or 905-615-4311 outside city limits)

For more information about snow clearing in the city, visit


Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mickey Frost - Director, Works Operations and Maintenance, along with other Works staff







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Media contact:
Christopher Tham
Communications Advisor
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5934
TTY: 905-896-5151