Snow Clearing Schedule
Every winter presents its own set of challenges in keeping streets and roadways clear for traffic. After a snowfall, the Town's primary responsibility is to keep roads passable so that vehicles can drive with safety.
Snow Removal Priority Map
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First priority is given to emergency routes and main arterial roads, including access to the hospital and schools. Streets are divided into three priority categories: 1, 2 & 3. Streets fitting each category are selected on the basis of traffic volumes, steepness of hills, public transit routes, proximity to schools, access to businesses, and low-volume residential streets.
In the news flash section below, the Town will endeavor to keep residents advised of the roads that are scheduled for snow clearing and/or snow removal throughout the winter season.
In order to ensure streets are cleaned as efficiently as possible, citizens are asked to avoid parking vehicles on the street, if at all possible, in areas scheduled for snow clearing.
The Town focuses efforts on surface snow clearing and sanding of streets. Snow removal and ice scraping is costly and done sparingly. Roads that are extremely icy should be reported to the Town online or by calling 306-463-2675, and more sand can be applied. Ice build up in curbs and gutters does not impact road travel.
Snow removal on Highways 7 and 21 is outside of the Town of Kindersley jurisdiction and is the responsibility of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways.
The first goal is to have Priorities 1 and 2, as well as school and public transit routes, plowed and de-iced and/or sanded by 8:00 am, prior to the morning traffic. This goal is contingent upon the magnitude and duration of any snow event. The secondary goal is to have all remaining priority streets plowed within three working days. Non-priority streets are typically low-volume residential streets which are only plowed if 4" of snow accumulation is present upon completion of priorities.
Resident Snow Removal Responsibilities
Effective snow removal and plowing of snow on Town streets is a cooperative effort of both the Town street crews and local residents. The Town depends on individuals to be cooperative while the plowed berms may interfere with the flow of traffic for a short period of time. Individuals are required to place their shoveled / plowed snow on their own property and not in the bike lanes or the street. Your cooperation helps keep the streets safe for travel.
The Town of Kindersley Bylaw
The Town asks that all residents and contractors comply with all applicable bylaws in regards to snow on their property and which prohibits a private individual from depositing snow upon public streets or sidewalks. The code states that depositing of snow and ice is restricted. Find a bylaw here.
The Town recognizes that snow plowing may block some driveways and that it leaves temporary berms on the streets being cleaned. We understand that clearing berms is inconvenient, but it is unfortunately a byproduct of snow plowing and clearing streets before the snow blower gets there.