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Snow removal operations – Our teams are hard at work

The City of Pointe-Claire would like to inform you that our teams are continuing their efforts to complete snow removal operations, which started Friday night into Saturday (January 12 and 13, 2018), as quickly as possible.

According to estimates from Environment Canada, we received 36 centimetres of snow, which is a major storm.


Here is an update on snow removal operations:

The first step involves clearing the snow, which was completed Sunday morning.

This step is repeated depending on the amount and duration of the snowfall. During the storm, our teams had to clear the entire territory two to four times ensure it was completely cleared. Snow removal operations begin when there is an average accumulation of five centimetres on major roads and streets close to schools and hospitals and then continue on smaller streets.

The second step involves removing the snow and is currently under way.

As of 8 a.m. on January 15, the streets where we are performing snow blowing operations on private property are 80% complete for the first pass. Two, sometimes three passes are needed to remove all accumulated snow. This step makes access easier, completely clears sidewalks, and widens streets to improve traffic.

We have begun to move snow to a snow dump last night, particularly for Saint-Jean Boulevard, access to schools and hospitals, as well as most of Pointe-Claire Village. The process should continue this evening and throughout the night.

We would like to remind you that overnight parking is prohibited between midnight and 7 a.m., from November 15 to April 15.

Our teams are hard at work to clear all streets and sidewalks on our territory as soon as possible.


Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.