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Snow Clearing and Ice Control

Depending upon the weather, the Snow Clearing and Ice Control program commences in November and continues until April.

Snow Clearing

Primary snow clearing and ice control activities include:

  • Snow Clearing - streets, lanes and sidewalks
  • Snow Disposal - includes the clearing of bus stops and high piles
  • Ice Control with sand and deicers
  • Thawing catch basins and culverts and clearing ditches

The City's Snow Clearing Policy describes the procedures for the snow and ice control activities.

City saves $1.9 million by refurbishing 17 sand spreader trucks
Seventeen newly-refurbished sand spreader trucks have saved Winnipeg taxpayers $1.9 million this year through Public Works and Winnipeg Fleet Management Agency's innovative approach to truck replacement. Watch this video to learn more:

Anti-icing Operations

Video: Anti-icing is a proactive approach that the City takes to improve traction on Winnipeg streets. Using large tanker trucks, City employees spray salt brine on higher volume streets, bridges and underpasses that are prone to icing up during temperatures of -10°C or warmer.

Last update: June 18, 2018