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Town of Hinton Snow Clearing Plan: Feb. 09-13, 2018

With significant snowfall accumulation, The Town of Hinton is aware of difficulty experienced by area residents and travellers. We ask for your patience while we work to make our area roadways as safe as possible for all drivers. ISB staff have set in motion a systemic plan, which we wish to share with you below. The plan takes into account long term forecasts for both warming and cooling, as well as the rotational basis for priority of residential clearing. 

Above all, the Town of Hinton asks that drivers please watch for our staff and make all attempts to give them space to work, including proactively moving vehicles and not passing plow and truck teams, as this can cause dangerous conditions for staff and other drivers alike. 

The first priority  for Town of Hinton staff is our main arterial routes. With most of the main roadways travelable, Town staff and contractors will soon be, or already are, working in residential areas. Residential areas will be addressed in the following order over the coming days. Please note that the plan is weather dependant – should any significant snowfall occur, staff will need to return to main arteries. 


Town staff will be dispatched to the lower hill shopping area early in the morning, in effort to have the area cleared before the lot is filled with shoppers. They will then move into the Hardisty area, followed by the school areas of Sunwapta, followed by Chedamon. Meanwhile, contractors will be working in the access ways, including Gregg, Carmichael, and Smith. Trucks will also be working in the Mountain Street area, followed by clearing accumulations in that areas cul-de-sacs, including Collinge, Emerson, and Seabolt. The school area of Rispler will also be addressed Saturday. 


Monday will see crews address the Collinge Road area, including Talbot, Rispler, and surrounding areas. Residents are asked to pay attention to electronic notifier signs with further details, and to please move vehicles off of the road to expedite clearing efforts. 


The areas of Balsam, Fir, Wanyandi, and Mcleod will be addressed on Tuesday. 

Further updates will  be provided in the new week as extended plans are created with updated forecasts.

Please note that should any significant snowfall occur, staff will need to return to main arteries.

Thank you for your patience. Please call 780-865-2634 for further information.

Home Sidewalk Clearing

It is important to also note that homeowners and occupants have a responsibility in snow clearing. As per the Town of Hinton's Nuisance Bylaw (1101), a property owner is responsible for the removal of snow, ice, and other debris on all sidewalks fronting or flanking the property. In failing to remove the snow and ice, the property owner becomes liable for any accident or injury resulting or caused by such. For the safety of all persons, the Town of Hinton requests that all property owners maintain their sidewalks as necessitated by weather conditions.

Please also note that As per Bylaw 1101 (Nuisance bylaw) approved on October 6th, 2015, the disposal of snow from private lands to public lands requires expressed permission from the CAO.  

Please contact Bylaw Services at 780.865.6009 for more information.  

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