Snow & Ice Management

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Snow & Ice Management

Updates
About Our Program
Snow & Ice Information Maps
Parking Bans
Roadway Priorities & Level of Service
Frequently Asked Questions
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Updates

Last updated November 19, 2020

Snow Removal Nov. 27

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About our Program

During the winter months the Town of Peace River is prepared to address road and trail maintenance in an effective and efficient manner.

In the fall of 2020 Town Council approved a new Snow & Ice Management Policy. This update brings our snow and ice management plan into greater harmony with the patterns of life in our community. Parking will be in place during the day while people are at work, which will improve our ability to clean streets. Clearing work will be scheduled on days when garbage or recycling is not being picked up. Overnight clearing of Main Street parking stalls and 101 St. will reduce impacts to businesses.

A Team Effort

Keeping our streets clear takes a combined effort involving our staff and the community. To assist our staff please ensure you do the following things:

  1. Follow parking bans,
  2. Remove your garbage can from the street the day it is picked up,
  3. Don’t push snow into the streets when shovelling your driveway or walkway.

Snow and Ice Information Map

The map below illustrates the order in which roads will be cleared, it also shows the two parking ban areas. For more information on priorities or parking bans please check further down this page.

Parking Bans

During the winter maintenance season, on-street parking bans may be enforced from November 15 – April 15.

A parking ban means no on-street parking is allowed on any public roads between the hours of 8am and 5pm on certain days. Which days the ban applies depends on which neighbourhood you live in:

Subdivision/AreaScheduled Parking Ban Days
North EndMonday, Tuesday, & Friday
Kaufman HillMonday, Tuesday, & Friday
South EndMonday, Tuesday, & Friday
SaddlebackMonday, Wednesday, & Friday
West HillMonday, Wednesday, & Friday
Downtown (except Hwy 744 and 101 St.)Monday, Wednesday, & Friday
The PinesMonday, Wednesday, & Friday
Westbrook EstatesMonday, Wednesday, & Friday
RosedaleMonday, Wednesday, & Friday
ShaftesburyMonday, Wednesday, & Friday
Lower West PeaceMonday, Wednesday, & Friday
Upper West PeaceMonday, Wednesday, & Friday

If a parking ban is being enforced notice will be posted on the Town’s website, social media pages, an alert will be issued through the Voyent Alert System, and local media will be informed with at least 12 hours notice.

Once a street has been cleared of snow and windrows, on-street parking is permitted.

**The Town of Peace River understands that the implementation of parking bans is a major change for many residents. In order to facilitate adaptation in 2020/2021 no fines will be issued. Instead, information may be left with the vehicle to help inform residents about the changes to our snow and ice program. Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation.**

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Downtown Parking Options

The Town of Peace River maintains several parking lots in the downtown core. While a parking ban is being enforced downtown, the parking lots shown on the map below will provide sufficient parking for downtown.

Roadway Priorities & Level of Service

Snow Blading or Plowing

Snow blading and plowing means pushing the snow off of the roadway utilizing snow plows and blades until the roadway is considered bare. This work is done regularly when it snows up to 20cm of accumulation.

Road PriorityDescriptionWork Starts
Priority 1Arteries, emergency service routes, & critical infrastructure access & slopes.After a snowfall with less than 20cm accumulation.
Priority 2Collector roads, school access roads, downtown commercial core, & municipal-owned parking lots.Starts after Priority 1 is complete.
Priority 3Local roads, including residential and industrial.Starts after Priority 2 is complete.
Priority 4Back alleys.

Priority 4 roads are not shown on the priority map above)
Starts after Priority 3 is complete.

Sanding

Sanding will occur in conjunction with the priority levels used for plowing and removal. Public Works may prioritize ice control based on location, emergency routes and usage.

PriorityDescriptionWork Starts
Priority 1Hills leading to and from schools and all intersections in Priority 1 Snow Removal.Within 12 hours after the end of a storm or beginning of the next workday.
Priority 2All intersections located within Priority 2 Snow Removal.Starts the next workday after Priority 1 is complete.
Priority 3All parking lots owned or under management by the Town.Starts the next workday after Priority 2 is complete.
Priority 4Local roads and lanes in residential areas.
Priority 4 roads are not shown on the priority map above)
Starts after Priority 3 is complete.

Snow Removal

When the accumulation of loose snowfall exceeds 20cm, snow removal operations will commence. The Town budgets for up to four snow removals per year.

PriorityDescriptionWork Starts
Priority 1Arteries, emergency service routes, & critical infrastructure access & slopes.After 20cm or more snow has accumulated or within 12 hours of a major snowfall event.
Priority 2Collector roads, school access roads, downtown commercial core, & municipal-owned parking lots.Starts after Priority 1 is complete.
Priority 3Local roads, including residential and industrial.Starts after Priority 2 is complete.
Priority 4Back alleys.

Priority 4 roads are not shown on the priority map.
Starts after Priority 3 is complete. Subject to the availability of labour and equipment.

Paved Trails & Town-Owned Sidewalks

PriorityDescriptionWork Starts
Priority 1Sidewalks adjacent to municipal property or under the jurisdiction of the Town. Begin work the first workday after accumulation.
Priority 2Paved pathways under Town jurisdiction. After 10 cm of accumulation work begins following completion of Priority 1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If a parking ban is in force downtown where can I park between 8 am and 5 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday?

A: Parking is still permitted along Highway 744 (which includes Main Street) as well as 101 St. Additionally there are several municipal parking lots in the Downtown area, one is located behind the McNamara Hotel, one is located next to the Great Canadian Doller Store, one is located next to the Best Canadian Motor Inns, and one is located behind the Vision Credit Union.

Q: A windrow of snow was left on my street overnight, when will it be picked up?

A: On occasion, a windrow of snow may be left behind on the streets we are working to clear. If we have to do this then a crew will be by the next morning between 8 am and 5 pm to clear it off. If a windrow is left on your street, please do not park on the street between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm.

Related

Sidewalk Snow & Ice Clearing

Snow Shoveling Assistance

Voyent Alert!

Street Parking