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Snow Removal Updates


 

 

Snow Removal Reminders:

The City of London maintains roadways in accordance with the Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (MMS), Regulation 239/02. These standards categorize roads, including adjacent bike lanes, into five main classes. Class 1, 2 and 3 take priority. This is based on higher speed limits, the fact that these roads carry the higher volumes of vehicular traffic including bus routes, and are used by people and emergency services to get to hospitals, schools and to travel in and out of the city. Class 4 and 5, which include local streets and some cul-de-sacs, are cleared after the priority roads are complete.

Below is Minimum Maintenance Standards that the City adheres to:

Class of Highway or adjacent highway

Depth of Snow

Time to clear Road

Time to clear adjacent bike lanes

Time to clear  sidewalks

Time to clear bus stops

1

Less than 5cm

Complete within 4 hours after the end of a snowfall. *salting only

Complete within 8 hours after the end of a snowfall.

 

 

2

5 cm

Cleared within 6 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 12 hours after the end of a snowfall.

 

 

3

8 cm

Cleared within 12 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 48 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 48 hours after the sidewalks are cleared.

4

8 cm

Cleared within 16 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 48 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 72 hours after the sidewalks are cleared.

5

10 cm

Cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within 48 hours after the end of a snowfall.

Cleared within one week after the sidewalks are cleared.

Some examples of streets in London and their designated classes are listed below.

Class 1 – Highbury Avenue, Wellington Road, Exeter Road, Fanshawe Park Road

Class 2 – Southdale Road, Oxford Street, Dundas Street, Wharncliffe Road

Class 3 – Viscount Road, Dufferin Avenue, Colborne Street Cycle Track

Class 4 – Aldersbrook Road, Doon Drive, Tweedsmuir Avenue

Class 5 – Local streets and some cul de sacs

Snow Removal Requests:

If the minimum maintenance standard for your class of street has past and your road is not plowed you can report this using our Service London portal.

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