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Find out when main roads and bike routes will be plowed and how they are prioritized.

Plowing starts when approximately 3 cm of snow has accumulated on the main roads and more snow is forecasted. Regular maintenance plowing is done when snow accumulation is less than 10 cm.

The Major Roads Plowing Map is only active when a major plowing event has been declared. Progress updates will be made at 6:30am, 2:30pm and 10:30pm. Note: Anthony Henday Drive and its ramps are cleared by Alberta Transportation. Their status is not included on this map.

Major Plowing Event

A major plowing event is declared when approximately 10 cm of snow accumulates. The Major Roads Plowing Map is activated and the City uses hired graders to help get the job done.

Throughout the winter, the City's snow and ice control equipment works around the clock, 7 days a week. The Major Roads Plowing Map does not include information on this regular winter maintenance or residential neighbourhood blading.

Priority roads will be cleared within 48 hours after the end of a snowfall, and crews will continue to plow to ensure traffic keeps moving.

During a major plowing event, roads are cleared in this order:

  1. Freeways (excluding Anthony Henday Drive)
  2. Main arterial roads
  3. Bus collector routes

Downtown Bike Network

The Downtown Bike Network is part of the City’s primary bike network. The City will make its best effort to plow and remove snow within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall. To help keep the bike lanes clear, crews will apply anti-icer, sweep, plow and blow snow as needed.


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For More Information

Roadway Maintenance


Call 311 for more information, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Note: Email is monitored during business hours.

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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