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.