The City of Grande Prairie's snow plowing program is a contracted service that occurs in two-week rotations, only when triggered by the City. When the service is initiated, residents can expect crews in their neighbourhood on the day before garbage collection.
Plowing does not normally take place on the weekends; therefore, if Monday is garbage collection day, Friday is snow plowing day.
What initiates/triggers the service?
Residential snow plowing service starts 24 hours after a major snow event or when 10 cm of snow has accumulated on roadways and will continue as weather conditions dictate. Before starting a two-week round of residential plowing, City staff will consider current and upcoming weather conditions.
75% of areas completed within the first five business days
Snow is plowed to both sides of the road
Please note: Priority routes such as major collector roads and bus routes do not follow the residential snow plowing schedule.
The City of Grande Prairie began driveway windrow clearing on December 1, 2017. City Crews will clear all windrows previously left across driveway entrances during residential snow plowing service. Windrow pick up can take 1-3 weeks depending on the amount of snow and if more snow accumulates prior to pickup.
The intent of the program is to remove the larger windrows of snow at the driveway entrance that could prohibit a vehicle from coming or going from the residence. The windrow clearing project expects to clear the majority of the snow from driveway entrances, but residents may still need to clear a much smaller area.
For further information on the snow removal and ice control programs, contact the Citizen Contact Centre at 780-538-0300.