City of Burlington to declare a ‘Snow Event’ beginning midnight, Jan. 30, 2018 - a 'snow event' is not something out of the Parks and Recreation department.

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January 30th, 2018


The City of Burlington is declaring Jan. 30, 2018 a “snow event”, beginning at midnight. All snow plows and salt trucks will be dispatched throughout the city.

Environment Canada is forecasting 15 cm of snow to fall between Monday, Jan. 29 and Tuesday, Jan. 30.

As of midnight, and during the snow event, all vehicles parked on the street must be removed and parking exemptions are void. Failure to remove vehicles from residential roads could result in being ticketed or possibly towed to allow snow plows and other heavy machinery to safely navigate the narrow streets.

Cars will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If residents notice a vehicle on their street, they are encouraged to kindly ask the owner to remove the vehicle or call Parking Control during business hours at 905-335-7816 (Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) or after-hours, Halton Regional Police Service at 905-878-5511. (Ask for “dispatch” and police will send a parking officer).

Snow - trucksResidents are also asked for their patience as clearing all 1,900 km of roads can take up to 24 hours and 850 km of sidewalks can take up to 72 hours to clear.

During a snowfall, the city will provide updates at 9 a.m., 4 p.m. and 11 p.m. at

Mark Adam, Manager of Road Operations explains that “the city wants to ensure the safety of our drivers and pedestrians. Our biggest challenge is getting through the neighbourhoods, particularly in Alton Village and the Orchard.

“Our plows can’t get past many of the parked cars so we can’t plow your street properly or at all. Please, put your cars in a driveway or make arrangements to get them off the street. We appreciate your co-operation.”

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