Winter Roads

The City of St. Albert sends out plowing equipment when 2 - 5 cm of snow accumulates on priority roadways. Ice control will be provided on an ongoing basis during snowfalls, frost, freezing rain or any other event that may be dangerous for motorists and vehicle traction.

View the 2021-2022 Winter Roads Maintenance Map 

Plowing and ice control will be completed in accordance with the following priority rankings (unless ongoing weather conditions require a continuous focus on Priority 1 Roads. Snowfall above 10 cm may require resources be diverted to Priority 1 on an extended basis and may change the timelines for priority 2 and 3 roadways):

PRIORITYAREASNOW CLEARING ACTIVITIES
- 1 -St. Albert Trail & Ray Gibbon DriveWithin 8 hrs. (after a snow event) - plowed and sanded after 2-5 cm of snow accumulation
- 2 -Arterial RoadsWithin 8 hrs. (after a snow event) - plowed and sanded after 2-5 cm snow accumulation
- 3 -Collector and Commercial RoadsWithin 16 hrs. (after a snow event) - plowed and sanded after 2-5 cm snow accumulation
 Rural RoadsWithin 24 hrs. (after a snow event) - plowed and sanded after 2-5 cm snow accumulation
Collector Roads - Clearing/RemovalRemoval normally occurs after 20-30 cm of snow accumulation. The estimated time for removal is approximately 5 days.
Residential Roads - Clearing/RemovalRemoval normally occurs after 6-9 cm of snow pack has accumulated in the driving lanes. Snow pack after March 7 will only be plowed, and snow left to melt with no formal clearing. The estimated time for removal is approximately 10-12 days. Snow piles will be removed as resources allow.
Downtown - RemovalRemoval normally occurs after 5 - 10 cm of snow accumulation in the parking lanes. The estimated time for removal is approximately 48 hours after the snowfall ends.

* In the event of a recurring or prolonged snowfall, resources may be re-allocated back to the higher priority areas. Snowfall above 10 cm may require resources to be diverted to Priority 1 on an extended basis and may change the timelines for priority 2 and 3 roadways.


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Last edited: February 24, 2022