City of Brampton issues safety reminder ahead of this weekend's winter weather
Due to the extreme cold temperatures and snow in this weekend’s forecast, residents should be prepared to tackle this weather together for everyone’s safety.
Last year, council approved enhancements to Brampton’s winter operations, which include more service levels on local roads from 7.5 cm accumulation to 5.0 cm.
This means that crews will dispatch sooner during a winter weather event.
Crews aim to have all roads, sidewalks, transit stops, crosswalks and recreational trails maintained within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall, however, clearing may take longer if the weather is extreme.
The city of Brampton would like to remind residents that they should clear sidewalks of ice, snow, and slush by 11:00 a.m. the day after a snowfall as well as move vehicles so that plows and emergency vehicles can pass by safely.
Parking on streets is not permitted and will be enforced during winter weather events, regardless of those with a street parking permit.
If more than 24 hours have passed since the end of a snowfall and your street still requires attention, you can let the city know by contacting 311 by phone or online.
Snow removal financial assistance is also available to eligible seniors and residents who are living with disabilities.
The city of Brampton would like to remind residents that tackling weather conditions is a team effort in order to make the season safe for everyone.