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Snow Clearing Road Priority

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In order, snow clearing is prioritized by arterial roads, collector roads, and local roads. See below for examples of each road classification.

1. Arterial Roads: Topsail Road and Kenmount Road

2. Collector Roads: St. Thomas Line, Paradise Road, Karwood Drive, McNamara Drive, Elizabeth Drive, Carlisle Drive, and Brougham Drive

3. Local Roads: all side roads and cul-de-sacs

For the purposes of snow clearing, the Town is divided into seven snow clearing routes. While we work hard to have streets cleared as quickly as possible, it's important to note that it takes time for road crews to service all local roads and areas. Road crews work as fast as they safely can under a variety of weather conditions.


During the peak of a snow clearing event, the focus is to keep arterial and collector roads open. Local roads are cleared when, and as required, after arterial and collector roads are done. 

Under normal winter storm events, the goal is to complete each route within a six to eight hour period after the time the storm has ended. Street widening starts on the next regular workday once all streets have been addressed (weather permitting). Snow from the street widening process will be deposited on properties adjacent to the road right-of-way until such time it is not practical to do so.