Modern Mississauga presents Ask The City - I’ve seen the City use the term “windrows” lately around winter maintenance – what does this mean?

Modern Mississauga and the City of Mississauga have come together to present an ongoing series called “Ask the City.”
We’ll share relevant information here and answer your questions about our city.

Today’s question is about windrows.

I’ve seen the City use the term “windrows” lately around winter maintenance – what does this mean?

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A windrow is the pile of snow that is left at the bottom of your driveway after the City’s snow plow has cleared the road. The City clears snow from the road from curb to curb to allow catch basins to drain properly. This causes windrows to form. The height of the windrow will depend upon how much snow has been received.

The City clears windrows for eligible residents as part of the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program. Applications for the program are accepted from August to November each year.
Click here for more information about the program.

For more information about winter maintenance at the City, please click here or follow @MississaugaSnow on Twitter.

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