Winter Roads

Snow plow FlagS

We are offering snow plowing of residential laneways as an optional service again this year. Our service provides plowing from the approach to the residence for access only, and does not include clearing yards, buildings, bale storage areas, etc. 

Residents must sign a ‘Snow Plow Liability Waiver and Indemnity Agreement’, have a laneway inspection (first time applicants only), and purchase a flag. 

Should your driveway not qualify for plowing under this program, the County may clear it on a cost/hour basis.  The County reserves the right to refuse yard service if it does not meet the requirements, if other problems exist that may hinder plowing, or if the plowing will exceed thirty minutes of work for the snow plow.

2019/2020 Snow Plow Flag Rates: 

  • Seniors - $50.00 (Annual)  
  • Ratepayers - $200.00 (Annual) 
  • Buffalo Trails Public School Division Yard Service Parental Choice - $200.00 (Annual) 

If you have a flag from last year, please ensure it is placed at your driveway for the grader operator to pick up when they do the first plow of the year.

Priorities for snow removal are as follows:

  1. Main roads
  2. Bus routes
  3. Other grid roads
  4. Driveways (snow plow flags)

Public Works crews attempt to clear main roads and school bus routes within 3 days of a storm.  Laneways are cleared last.  Please be prepared for our winter storms, and have your 72 hour emergency preparedness plan in place.

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