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City declares Snow Event, all on-street parking suspended

Status allows snow removal equipment room to clear roads safely and quickly

The City of Burlington has declared a Snow Event beginning today, Jan. 25, effective immediately. To allow snow removal equipment room to clear roads safely and quickly, all on-street parking has been suspended.

During a Snow Event when accumulation is more than 7.5 cm, road clearing updates can be found by visiting Snow Control Update subscribers will receive emails at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. about the status of snow removal. To receive Snow Control Updates by email, visit to subscribe.

City recreational facilities, Sims Square, City Hall, Halton Court Services and Downtown Transit Terminal are closed as of 2 p.m. Residents can still contact City Hall by calling 905-335-7777 or by emailing [email protected].

When City facilities are closed due to weather, residents can stay informed by subscribing to Facility Closure updates at, or by checking our website at The recorded message at 905-335-7738 will also be updated when facilities are closed due to inclement weather.

Snow Clearing Service Levels

  • Primary and secondary roads are addressed as soon as snow starts to accumulate.  
  • Residential roads are cleared after snow reaches 7.5 cm of accumulation. Residential roads are not maintained to bare pavement but are sanded as required at intersections, hills and sharp curves to enhance traction.
  • All sidewalks are plowed after 5 cm of accumulation and salted or sanded as required.
  • Heavy snowfalls or successive storms can sometimes extend road clearing to longer than 24 hours. Please be patient as our crews work to clear the busiest streets first.
  • The City is not responsible for clearing windrows left on driveways when the plow passes. If you think you will need help clearing the windrow, please make arrangements such as speaking with your neighbours, family members or hire a contractor.

Parking During the Winter

When a Snow Event is declared, there is no parking on any city streets until the Snow Event has been declared over. The City thanks residents for their cooperation to move their vehicles off city streets to help with snow clearing operations. Residents who park their cars on streets blocking snow removal could be faced with a $120 parking ticket or be towed, regardless of actual snowfall amount.

All existing parking exemptions are also invalid during Snow Events.


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