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For the winter period – Parking and snow removal rules: a reminder for the safety of all

To ensure the safety of all, the City of Pointe-Claire would like to remind residents of the rules for parking and snow removal that apply throughout its territory.

Overnight street parking is prohibited between midnight and 7 a.m from November 15 to April 15 inclusively. If you need to park on the street during these hours, contact Inspection – Public Security at 514-630-1234 to request a 24-hour temporary permit to be displayed on your windshield. Weather permitting, this temporary permit may be renewed twice over the winter. Also, we would like to remind you that parking is allowed in the daytime on one side of the street during this period.

You should also keep in mind that when you remove snow, to ensure the safety of all, you must put it on your property. The following are violations of the City by-law:

  • Piling snow in such a manner as to obstruct the visibility of drivers, whether on public or private property;
  • Throwing snow within 1.5 m of a fire hydrant;
  • Throwing snow onto public property or onto the public right-of-way.

The time required to clear snow and spread abrasives on streets and sidewalks depends on weather conditions. Snow removal operations start when there is an average snowfall of approximately five centimetres, and are carried out in two stages: clearing and removal.

Clearing begins on major streets and streets close to schools and hospitals, and then continues on secondary streets. These steps may be repeated, depending on the amount and duration of snowfall. Removal begins when snow has stopped falling and streets and sidewalks have been cleared. The length of the operation depends on the amount of the snowfall.

“We make every effort to ensure that both drivers and pedestrians can get around safely,” says Mayor Trudeau. “We thank residents in advance for complying with these rules so that we can remove snow quickly and efficiently throughout Pointe-Claire.”

Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca