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Service and Information Update

UPDATED: Significant Weather Event declared over for the City of Brampton

UPDATED MARCH 1, 2019: ​
The City of Brampton has declared that the Significant Weather Event that began at 12 pm on Wednesday, February 27 is over as of 12 pm on Friday, March 1. The Significant Weather Event was declared under s.16.9 of Regulation 239/02, Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (Municipal Act), as amended.

February 27, 2019

The City of Brampton is declaring a Significant Weather Event in respect to snowfall, starting at 12 pm on Wednesday, February 27 and continuing until further notice. Thi​s declaration is issued under s.16.9 of Regulation 239/02, Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (Municipal Act), as amended.

People using the roads and sidewalks in the city are advised to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary travel. Due to the significant event declaration, service levels have increased. All roads, sidewalks, transit stops, crosswalks and trails are expected to be maintained within 48 hours after the end of the snowfall.
We appreciate residents’ cooperation and patience during these conditions. Once cleanup is complete, residents can call 311 or email to request service for areas they believe require follow-up.
What the City does when it snows
First, crews salt and plow primary roads. These are main roads that carry high volumes of traffic, are on a Brampton Transit/Züm route, or have a Peel separate or public school on them.
Once primary roads are cleared, crews start plowing and salting residential streets. These are the streets in your neighbourhood. Residential streets are:
• only plowed when at least 7.5 cm (3 inches) of snow falls in a single storm. That’s the diameter of a hockey puck, or a bit bigger than a cricket ball.
• not paved to bare pavement like primary roads. It’s normal for some snow to stay on the ground, even once the street is plowed.
Crews plow and sand recreational trails in parks, and sidewalks that are:
• on a primary road
• on a Brampton Transit/Züm bus route
• in front of a City park or facility behind your property
• curb-faced (no grass boulevard between the sidewalk and road)
Stay connected
• Visit or follow the City of Brampton on Twitter or Facebook for snow clearing updates
• Visit for winter safety tips



Natalie Stogdill
Senior Advisor, Public Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.3654 |