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Town of Hinton Snow Clearing Plan

With significant snowfall accumulation occuring, and  possibly continuing, 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 use an organized system for snow response, as detailed within our  policy, 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. 

The 2019 Snow Clearing Rotation sees the valley area have first priority, followed by the Thompson/Eaton/Muldoon area, then the lower hill, and then the upper hill. Each year, this rotation moves down one area - if you are lower on the priority list this year, it will be your turn to be first soon. Please note that the rotation is weather dependant – should any significant snowfall occur, staff will need to return to main arteries. 

During the weekend we will keep our mains clear and carry out emergency work where required. In accordance with the Snow Clearing bylaw, 15 cm hard packed will trigger  removal in residential areas, but this is not expected until the new week, or at all, depending on weather developments. 

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. 

In the new week, based on conditions, Town staff will evaluate, respond, and if necessary access additional resources for support in clearing snow. Further updates may be issued as required. Watch your email and Facebook for details. 

The first priority for Town of Hinton staff is our main arterial routes. 

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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