News release

Ready For Winter Weather in the City

City services | November 19, 2015

The City of Mississauga is ready for the 2015-2016 winter season.

“Our priority for winter maintenance is to ensure that emergency and public transit vehicles have safe access to routes on major roads,” said Geoff Wright, director, Works Operations & Maintenance. “The City uses a priority route system to clear and salt roads, bus stops, priority sidewalks and pedestrian crossings. We encourage residents to keep up-to-date on the City’s plowing and salting to plan ahead for travel with our Mississauga Roads App and Twitter channel @MississaugaSnow.”

When are Roads and Sidewalks Plowed or Salted

Roads are salted if snowfall is less than eight cm (three in.) or plowed and salted if snowfall is more than eight cm (three in.).

Priority roads are cleared first for emergency and transit vehicles to travel followed by local residential roads, bus stops, pedestrian crossings and priority sidewalks (around hospitals, schools and major transit routes for transit service).

Priority sidewalks, bus stops and pedestrian crossings are cleared within 24-36 hours after the end of a snowstorm.

For details visit winter maintenance standards.

Wright explains, “When snowfalls are intense or of long duration it can impact the length of time it takes for our crews to get to bus stops and side roads. The priority route system we use and the winter maintenance standards help our crews manage heavy snowfalls throughout the winter.”

Keep Up-to-Date 24/7

  • Download the Mississauga Roads App to track plows/salters travelling routes and receive alerts.
  • Follow on Twitter @MississaugaSnow  for current conditions and progress.
  • Visit for updates, details, routes and maps.
  • Call the Information Snow Line 905-615-SNOW (7669) to hear recorded information about plowing and salting during a snow event.

If there are concerns with road conditions 12-24 hours after a snowstorm ends please contact 3-1-1 or (905-615-4311 outside city limits).

Snow Season Parking

Roads with parked cars take longer to plow or salt. Please help plows and salters by removing vehicles from roads during heavy snowfalls. A winter on-street parking restriction is in effect in Mississauga  from November 1 to March 31 between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. This restriction will be enforced in accordance with the City’s Traffic By-law. Vehicles left on City streets will be issued a penalty notice and are subject to towing and storage fees at the expense of the owner.
During snow clearing operations, temporary parking permits will be suspended.
Keep up-to-date with @MississaugaSnow, the Winter Maintenance page at or download the Mississauga Roads App for free.

Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor
Transportation and Works
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5046
TTY: 905-896-5151