We offer snow clearing services on municipal roads in Saugeen Shores during the winter months.

Winter storm response

During periods of heavy snowfall, our Infrastructure and Development Department assesses the rate of snow and deploys snowplows in priority order.

In the event of overnight snow, we usually deploy snowplows and sidewalk plows at 3:00 a.m. to prepare roads and sidewalks for motorists' and pedestrians' safe travel in the morning. We also deploy large trucks to haul snow away from roadways with the plows.

Please have patience and allow for occasional noise in the mornings. This is due to the size of the snow clearing machinery. We work early when traffic levels are low and conditions are safest for us to work. Safety is our primary concern. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

View our Winter Operations Plan for more information on our Winter Maintenance Program and plow routes.

Significant Weather Event

The Town of Saugeen Shores may declare a 'significant weather event' when the weather conditions or the weather forecast meet certain criteria as per Regulation 239/02.  The Town of Saugeen Shores will notify the public on our website, social media and a message will be sent to local radio stations.

For additional information on the declaration of significant weather events, follow the link below to the Ontario Regulation 239/02.

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/020239

Winter parking restrictions

In accordance with our Parking By-law, you may not park any vehicle on municipal streets between 2:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. between November 1 and March 31 every year. Check our Parking App for parking options.

Any vehicles that obstruct traffic or interfere with snow clearing will be issued a ticket or removed at the owner's expense.

Placing snow on roadways

In accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and our Traffic By-law, you may not place snow or ice on roads without written permission from the Ministry of Transportation or the road's authority body. Placing snow and ice on roads can interfere with road maintenance and safety.

Damages

The Town of Saugeen Shores and snow plow operators are not responsible for any damages that can occur to a homeowner's property deemed to be on municipal right of ways, during snow clearing operations. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Fences
  • Mailboxes
  • Entranceways
  • Entrance signage
  • Sprinkler systems

Plow operators must deposit snow onto or near driveways to clear roads. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us maintain all municipal roads for your safety.