Winter Crews Prepared for First Snowfall

Nov 8, 2017

With a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada calling for the first snowfall of the season, winter operations staff is ready to respond. 

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 (attached to this email) 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 (