City's Winter Operations Prepared

Nov 20, 2015

For Immediate Release                
Friday, November 20, 2015

City’s Winter Operations Prepared

With a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada, winter operations staff is monitoring local weather patterns in order to be prepared for the first weekend of potential significant snowfall. A winter storm, with snow squalls and heavy snowfall at times, could produce 10 to 15 cms of snowfall by the end of the weekend. 

The City has a Winter Control Plan which includes details on snow plowing standards, sidewalks, snow removal and technology used for winter control. A chart outlining when crews are deployed, along with other information on winter operations including Frequently Asked Questions, plow standards for main and secondary roads, the overnight parking ban and winter driving tips and a driver’s checklist, can be found at

Weather conditions are closely monitored by municipal staff around-the-clock, seven days a week, using a customized weather service, Ontario Ministry of Transportation highway reports, and data generated from local remote weather stations. 

Staff regularly patrols municipal roads throughout the city to assess the need for plowing, sanding and salting.

Residents are reminded to drive according to weather and road conditions and should exercise caution around operating salt and sand trucks.

Updates and information is posted on the City’s website and shared via social media including Twitter (@greatersudbury) and Facebook (