News release

The City is set for Snow: Learn about Winter Maintenance Operations

City services | November 17, 2014

The City of Mississauga is set for the 2014-2015 winter season.  Learn how the Winter Maintenance Program works and how you can stay up-to-date as the snow flies.

“We encourage residents to stay informed of snow clearing and salting operations to help plan ahead for travel and activities,” said Geoff Wright, director, Works Operations & Maintenance. “Our Twitter channel @MississaugaSnow provides updates on roads and snow clearing and salting.”

How to keep up-to-date on plowing and salting

• Follow us on Twitter @MississaugaSnow for current conditions and progress
• Visit for live updates, details, routes and maps
• Call our Information Snow Line 905-615-SNOW (7669) to hear recorded information about plowing and salting during a snow event, available 24/7.

If there are concerns with road conditions please contact 3-1-1 or (905-615-4311 outside city limits) following the end of a snowstorm event.

The City’s Winter Maintenance Program

The City clears and salts roads, priority sidewalks, bus stops and pedestrian crossings within 12-36 hours after the end of a snowstorm. Back to back storms will extend this timing.

Winter maintenance standards are set by Council and help ensure emergency vehicles and transit can travel safely.

During a snowstorm crews focus on clearing priority routes. Local or residential streets are plowed after priority roads are cleared. Bare pavement is not guaranteed.

When does the City plow and salt

Snowfall Accumulation Less than 8 cm (3”)

More than 8 cm (3”)

Less than 15 cm (6”)

More than 15 cm (6”)

Less than 30 cm (6″-12″)

More than 30 cm (12″)
Priority Roads
Salting Only

Plowing and salting

Cleared within 12 hours after the end of a snowfall

Plowing and salting

Cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall

Plowing and salting

More than 24 hrs after the end of a snow fall

Residential/Secondary Roads
Bus Stops
Priority Sidewalks
Pedestrian Crossings
Salting Only Plowing and salting
Cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall
Plowing and salting
Cleared within 36 hours after the end of a snowfall
Plowing and salting
More than 36 hours after the end of a snow fall

Snow Season Parking – Safety Comes First – Plan Ahead

Roads with parked cars take longer to plow or salt. Please remove vehicles from roads during heavy snowfalls.

A winter on-street parking restriction is in effect in Mississauga between November 1-March 31between 2 a.m.- 6 a.m. Parked or stopped vehicles will be towed and stored at the owner’s expense.

During snow clearing, temporary paring requests (parking considerations) will not be issued and current ones will be cancelled.

Helping Others

Be a good neighbour and help others to travel safely to school, work, appointments or to run errands, especially the elderly or persons with mobility issues. Please clear your driveway, non-priority sidewalk and steps of ice and snow to make them safe for all.

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