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City of Brampton is ready to clear the way this winter


​BRAMPTON, ON (November 15, 2021) – Winter weather has arrived 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;
  • Snow removal financial assistance is available to eligible seniors and homeowners with physical disabilities. Learn more: ow.ly/D2R050xgPq2.

City’s Plow Tracker

In 2019, Brampton City Council approved increasing service levels on local roads from 7.5 cm accumulation to 5.0 cm, meaning crews are dispatched sooner during a winter weather event.

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 our 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. Please clear sidewalks of ice, snow and slush promptly, keep your vehicles off the street during winter weather events and download our 311 mobile app to contact us if you need support!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“One of our largest operations at the City is responding to winter conditions. We are committed to making the season safe and enjoyable for our residents, and maintaining 4,053 lane kilometres of roads, 1,007 kilometres of sidewalks/walkways and 211 recreational trails annually. When everyone does their part to keep our community winter-ready, we can all get to where we need to, safely.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1&5; Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton

“Winter weather has arrived in Brampton, and the City is prepared. 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 make our community winter-ready. Together, we can keep our city safe and accessible for all this season.”
- Pat Fortini, Regional Councillor, Wards 7 & 8, Vice Chair, Public Works and Engineering, City of Brampton

“As a Well-Run City, we are dedicated to continuously improving day-to-day operations and service delivery for our residents. Residents can 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.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton

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MEDIA CONTACT
Megan Ball
Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2143 | megan.ball@brampton.ca