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City of Brampton ready to clear the way this winter!


​BRAMPTON, ON (November 7, 2022) – Winter weather will soon arrive and Brampton’s crews are ready! Our team has been working around the clock to ensure we are prepared to clear City-owned roads, sidewalks, transit stops, recreational trails and school crossings, so that residents can get to where they are going safely.
 
The City reminds residents that being winter-ready is a team effort and with everyone’s help, this season can be safer for all:
• In case of emergency, be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least 72 hours. Prepare a 72-hour safety kit for your home and vehicle.
• Clear sidewalks of ice, snow, and slush promptly after snowfall;
• Parking on streets is not allowed and will be enforced during winter weather events. Please move vehicles to ensure plows, salters and emergency vehicles can safely pass by;
• If it has been more than 24 hours since the snowfall has ended and your street still requires attention, let the City know by calling 311, submitting a service request on the 311 mobile app, emailing 311@brampton.ca, or visiting www.311brampton.ca;
• Follow all City of Brampton social media accounts for our #BramSnowUpdate;
• Snow removal financial assistance is available to eligible seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities. Learn more: ow.ly/D2R050xgPq2.
City’s Plow Tracker

Residents can see what roads and sidewalks crews have cleared using the City’s Plow Tracker on www.brampton.ca/snow and on the 311 mobile app! The app can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. Using this tool, residents can check snow maintenance progress, road priorities, and if a plow is near them so that they can move their vehicles off the road. Service requests can also be submitted.

For more information on the City’s winter operations, visit www.brampton.ca/snow.

Quotes

“The safety of Brampton residents is our number one priority – that’s why our crews have been working around the clock to ensure we are prepared when winter weather arrives. We all have a role to play in making this season safe and enjoyable. Residents can help by clearing sidewalks of ice, snow and slush promptly, keeping vehicles off the street during winter weather events and downloading our 311 mobile app!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

"When everyone does their part to keep our community winter-ready, we can all get to where we need to, safely. We encourage residents to download our 311 mobile app, follow all City of Brampton social media accounts for our #BramSnowUpdate and do their part to keep sidewalks clear. When winter weather arrives, we will be prepared, together!”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1&5; Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton

“One of our largest operations at the City is responding to winter weather conditions so that our community stays safe, enjoyable and accessible for all. The City maintains 4,053 lane kilometres of roads, 1,009 kilometres of sidewalks and walkways and 205 kilometres of recreational trails annually. Residents are encouraged to download the 311 mobile app, including the Plow Tracker, to stay informed on the status of local snow operations this season, so that they can plan trips during snow events in a safe manner.”
- Paul Morrison, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton 

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