Stouffville is Snow Ready: Winter Weather Tips and Reminders

Stouffville is Snow Ready: Winter Weather Tips and Reminders

Cold, slippery and snowy conditions are on their way, and Town of Stouffville winter operations team is ready to respond to snow and winter weather to keep everyone safe while outside. The Town provides essential snow clearing services before, during and after a snowfall, including maintaining roads, sidewalks, trails, emergency access roads, parking lots and school crossings.

Town Road Snow Plowing

Snow plowing is carried out in accordance with the classification of roads.  Arterial roads such as Main Street and the Tenth Line receive preferred services at all times.

Normal plowing operations of arterial, collector and local roads take approximately (8) hours to complete after the end of a snow storm. Generally the plowing of arterial and collector roads will be in progress before the plowing of local roads commence.

At the beginning of a snowfall, the arterial and collector roads are salted and the local roads are sanded at hills, curves and intersections. Generally, the plowing of roads commences after the accumulation of five (5) centimetres of snow. All cul-de-sacs are plowed. Snow will be pushed to the centre of the cul-de-sac and will remain there until time permits clean-up or the area for snow storage becomes limited.

NEW this year is our Track My Plow service where residents can track the Town's snow removal activities in your neighbourhood. See where our road, sidewalk and windrow plows are working and where they've been. 

This online portal will allow the community and residents to track the progress of Stouffville snow plows in real-time on Stouffville roads during winter events.

Track my Plow will also allow you to:

  • View the current status of snow plows on roads (actively plowing road plows)
  • View when the last time the particular road was plowed

Sidewalk Snow Removal

The Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville provides snow clearing and sanding during the winter season for all sidewalks within the Communities of Stouffville, Ballantrae and Gormley.

The plowing and sanding of sidewalks commences when snow accumulations are five (5) centimetres or greater. The plowing and sanding is normally completed within twenty-four (24) hours after the end of a snowfall. The Town will re-sand sidewalks, as required, to avoid icy conditions after snow clearing is complete.

Residents are reminded to please not block the sidewalks with their vehicles during the winter months.

The Town does not maintain sidewalks on private property such as condominiums and commercial properties, or on the Town’s trail system. 

Important reminders for residents:

  • Vehicles are not allowed to park on any road between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from December 1 to March 31 of each year or during winter maintenance activities. 
  • You cannot park on the street during winter road maintenance activities, such as snow clearing or road salting. If you order an on-street parking permit during winter road maintenance activities, the permit will be void.
  • You can park worry free this holiday and always drive safe. The Town is suspending 3 hour parking restriction and parking between 2am - 6am (Dec 1 - Mar 31) from December 24th to the 26th and December 31st to January 1st. Just a reminder this is weather permitting. If there are snow clearing operations taking place the parking restrictions will be enforced.
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  • Please do not push snow from your driveway onto the travel portion of your road.
  • Please place green bins, blue boxes and garbage bags/containers in driveways rather than on snow banks or on the road.
  • When driving, stay well back of snow plows. Never pass a snow plow.
  • To give snow plows lots of room, ensure your vehicle is not hanging onto the road. Any vehicle hanging onto the roadway may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense
  • Ice and snow must be removed from the sidewalk surrounding your home, within 24 hours of a snowfall.
  • Please ensure fire hydrants and storm drains around your home are clear of snow and debris              

Regional Roads

The Region of York is responsible for clearing snow on regional roads, which include Woodbine Ave., Warden Ave., Kennedy Rd., McCowan Rd., Highway 48, Ninth Line, York Durham Line, Davis Dr., Vivian Rd., Aurora Rd., Bloomington Rd., and Stouffville Rd.

Windrow Clearing

The Town provides residential sidewalk and windrow snow clearing for seniors and physically challenged residents where there is no able-bodied person living in the household at no cost.

Application forms are available on the Town’s website or from Customer Service.

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