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Town of Hinton Snow Clearing Plan: Mission Accomplished!

As of end of day today, the Town of Hinton has completed all main residential snow clearing in the community, within the two week expected time frame for clearing following significant accumulation. 

The Town of Hinton wishes to thank all residents for their patience throughout the last two weeks, as we worked through all of the main arteries and then through residential roadways. Your assistance in moving vehicles, and understanding as we worked through the rotation of priorities, has been instrumental in us completing our work. 

Still More to Do

While the residential and main routes are now cleared, there is still work to be done. Starting tomorrow (Tuesday), crews will begin returning to cul-de-sacs, shoulders, squares, and other areas where piles and remnants remain. A priority on clearing areas that impair driver visibility will be in place. 

Crews will also address outstanding parking lots, including Government Centre, in the coming days. 

Why were the Valley and Thompson Last?

The Town of Hinton operates a three year alternating cycle of priority for residential clearing, in effort to ensure fairness to all residents. This cycle divides the areas of Hinton into three portions. Last year, the Valley Area received first priority; this year, the Hill does. Next year, the Thompson Lake area will receive priority, and the year following, the Valley once again.

Please note, just because some areas are currently in lower priority rotation does not mean that urgent concerns, arterial routes, or snowdrifts in this area will not be addressed - these concerns are dealt with either before, or while, residential clearing takes place. 

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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