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Dealing with snow is a big part of being an Edmontonian. By working together, the City of Edmonton and our citizens help ensure safe conditions and mobility for everyone.

The City also has a Snow and Ice Control Policy that directs how and when we clear snow, and a Community Standards Bylaw that governs when citizens must clear their sidewalks. 

Sign up for email notifications and be the first to know when a seasonal parking ban is declared or a residential blading cycle begins.

Snow in the City

Learn more about the City's role and yours.

Activated when a major plowing event has been declared.

Look up your snow day using the address look-up tool or printable PDF maps for a specific address.

Follow these tips to ensure you and your vehicle stay safe on winter roads.

Make snowy and icy sidewalks less hazardous.

Keep riding in the winter.

Service changes take effect in temperatures below -20 Celsius, including windchill.

Working Together

What The City Does
  • Salt and sand roads as needed to maintain traction
  • Clear main roads within 48 hours after the end of a snowfall, roads with the highest traffic volume are given priority
  • Working 24/7 to get the job done
  • Regular maintenance plowing for lighter snow events
  • When major snow events happen, we send out more crews and equipment and update our Major Roads Plowing Map so you can see which roads have been plowed
  • Blade neighbourhood roads to a 5 cm snow pack
  • Provide sidewalk sand at the City’s roadway maintenance yards and community leagues
  • Remove street sand during the spring street sweeping campaign
What You Can Do

Roadway Alerts

Be the first to know about major plowing events and parking bans.

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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