Winter Roads Clearing & Ice Control
Snow and Ice control is managed to meet specific level standards and priorities to provide our residents with roads, sidewalks and parking lots that are as safe as reasonably possible. The City's Public Works department 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.
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):
* In the event of a recurring or prolonged snowfall, resources may be re-allocated back to the higher priority areas.
Snow Site Update - Gate passes required from November to March.
The snow site is located on Villeneuve Road.
Sidewalks and Trails Snow Clearing & Ice Control
Public Works’ priority for winter maintenance of sidewalks and trails is to keep them safe and clear of hazards caused by snow and ice, for our residents to enjoy year-round. After a snowfall of 1 - 5 cm, the Public Works department sends out plowing and sanding equipment. Sidewalks and trails are cleared in accordance with the following priority rankings:
|PRIORITY||LOCATION||ACCUMULATION||TIME TO CLEAR|
|- 1 -||Red Willow Trail system (river valley trails),St. Albert Place, Transit terminals||Clearing: 1 cm of snow accumulation||Swept to snow free surface within 8 hours|
|- 2 -||Arterial sidewalks and trails, collector sidewalks and trails, bus stops||Clearing: 2 - 5 cm of snow accumulation||Plowed within 48 hours|
|- 3 -||Internal trails, connector sidewalks||Clearing: 2 - 5 cm of snowfall||Plowed within 72 hours and normally after completion of priorities 1 and 2|
*In the event of a recurring or prolonged snowfall, resources may be re-allocated back to the higher priority areas.
Snow Removal Around Fire Hydrants
The City of St. Albert Utilities Branch would like to remind all residents to keep access open to fire hydrants when clearing snow this winter. If there is a hydrant near your home, please clear away a minimum of one metre clearance that is required for emergency access. If there is a location where a hydrant is not accessible, please contact Public Works at 780-459-1557.
Last edited: November 2, 2017