The City of Côte Saint-Luc has rules to ensure that snow removal is done in a safe, timely and effective way. Residents are called upon to do their part to help make their roads safe in winter. To notify the City of Côte Saint-Luc about a snow-related problem, call 514-485-6800 or send an e-mail message to email@example.com
Duration of snow removal operations
During and after every snowfall, the City of Côte Saint-Luc plows, salts, and clears 65 km of roads and 122 km of sidewalks. Snow removal operations by the City such as salting, plowing and removal are conducted around the clock. Major snow-removal operations normally take up to 5 days to complete and occur primarily between 6 am and 6 pm.
Snow banks and driveways
The snow plowing operation initially involves moving the snow to the curb in order to allow traffic to flow safely. The snow plowing operation inevitably causes snow to accumulate in front of driveways. The City will follow up by removing these snow banks during the subsequent snow-removal operation. However the city is not responsible for keeping access to everyone’s driveway clear before the scheduled snow-removal operation happens. Residents who want access in the meantime are responsible for clearing the edge of their driveways.
Sidewalk snow clearing
The City’s procedure is to clear at least one of the two sidewalks on each street soon after a snowfall. Sometimes private contractors push snow from driveways onto clean sidewalks making them impassable. Other times, continuing snowfall covers up the sidewalks the City cleaned earlier or blowing snow covers up part of the clean sidewalk. As a result, it may look like the City didn’t clear one of the sidewalks when, in fact, it already has.
Cooperation of residents and private snow removal contractors
We urge residents to speak to their contractors to remind them that pushing snow onto the sidewalk (or street) violates Côte Saint-Luc by-laws. We also ask that residents do their part by pushing snow onto their lawns and not onto sidewalks (and streets). The city will do its part by cleaning the sidewalks (and streets) in a timely manner.