Modern Mississauga presents Ask The City - What are the City’s standards for clearing snow from residential streets?

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 snow service levels in Mississauga.

What are the City’s standards for clearing snow from residential streets?


When it snows, major roads and on-street bike lanes are cleared first to allow safe access for emergency and transit vehicles. Once these routes are clear, our crews start working on residential roads, priority sidewalks, pedestrian crossings, bus stops and designated roadside multi-use trails. It takes between 24 and 36 hours after it stops snowing to complete a salting or plowing operation.

Residential roads are not cleared to bare pavement, but are made passable and safe for emergency vehicles to travel. As a result, you might find snow pack remaining on your street. Remember to drive according to road conditions and wear appropriate footwear.

Roads that are free from obstacles are easier for our trucks to access. You can help our crews to clear your street more efficiently by removing parked cars and garbage or recycling bins before it snows.

To learn more about when we salt and when we plow, view our levels of service:

For information about the City’s Winter Maintenance Program, visit

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