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Town of Hinton Snow Clearing Update March 2, 2018

With fresh snow only days after residential clearing was completed, residents may be asking "What happens now?"

The current snowfall does not warrant plowing in residential areas or snow removal. Staff will be maintaining the arterial mains and collectors as required, as well as plowing  Switzer, Drinnan, Robb and Mountain as required. Further review of community needs will occur on Monday, including plowing Hardisty and McLeod and service roads. School zones may be graded and snow removed if necessary. 

Above all, the Town of Hinton asks that all area 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. 

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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