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.
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.
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:
- Freeways (excluding Anthony Henday Drive)
- Main arterial roads
- Bus collector routes
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.