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County of Wetaskiwin News

Posted on: November 15, 2021

WINTER ROADS & SNOWPLOWING

Winter Roads-Snowplowing

With the winter season upon us, the Public Works department would like to remind all residents of snowplowing protocols.

Local Roads

The Public Works department is responsible for snowplowing of Township Roads, Range Roads, Hamlets and Subdivisions within the County of Wetaskiwin. 

Provincial (Numbered) Highways

All provincial numbered highways are under the jurisdiction of the Province of Alberta (Alberta Transportation). Private contractors are hired by the Province to operate and maintain all numbered primary and secondary highways.

Mainroad Alberta Contracting is the provincial contractor for provincial highways within the County of Wetaskiwin. Contact Mainroad at 1-877-875-3263 (24 hours day/7 days per week).  

Private Driveways

The County of Wetaskiwin no longer provides private residential driveway snowplowing. List of Contractors for hire. Contractors wishing to be placed on the list can contact the Public Works Call Centre.

Large Snowfall

When the snowfall stops, and exceeds 10 cm, then the snow removal from graders and plow trucks begins. Grader operators will alternate their starting location, which means some roads are cleared first on a first snowfall, then alternates for subsequent snowfalls.

If there is a lot of snow, or if the snow is heavy and moist, or if there is a strong wind, it can take longer to move the snow and snow drifting. This can take several days to complete road clearing and your patience is appreciated.

Once all County roads have been opened, crews and equipment begin the longer process of roadway clean-up.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding snowplowing after a large snowfall.

CONTACT

For any issues or concerns regarding snowplowing, contact the Public Works Call Centre at 780-361-6241 or email. After hours, contact 780-352-0005.

The County appreciates your cooperation and patience while the plows and graders are out clearing the roads.

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