Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,
With the city receiving its first solid accumulation of snow this past week, you’ll start to see more City of Hamilton trucks, tractors, and bobcats clearing your neighbourhood in the coming months.
With that in mind, the Ward 8 Office wanted to share information about some Frequently Asked Questions residents may have when it comes to clearing streets after snowstorms, and share a site that tracks Hamilton’s plows in realtime.
For more, please continue reading below…
The City of Hamilton website has numerous answers to Frequently Asked Questions about preparing for snowstorms, how the city responds to winter storms and information about homeowner or occupant responsibilities for clearing snow and ice.
One of the concerns the Ward 8 Office receives from residents is why their street has not been plowed. The city works on a priority basis to ensure that roads are clear of snow and ice for emergency vehicles, buses, businesses and major institutions like schools and hospitals.
- First priority is main routes and escarpment routes
- Second priority is collector roads
- Third priority is neighbourhood streets
Prior to a storm, the City recommends avoiding parking on the street where possible (especially if you have space in the driveway) to give plows as much room to safely and fully clear your street.
And as always, the City requires property owners or occupants to clear their walkways and sidewalks within 24 hours of snowfall.
Un-shovelled walkways and sidewalks can be dangerous for your neighbours with mobility issues, young children or senior citizens – they will greatly appreciate the gesture.
Questions or concerns?
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.