Snow Removal

Winter Parking Restrictions

Throughout the winter season, from November 1st to March 31st, parking on the street is prohibited when crews are clearing snow in the area. Vehicles parked on the street during this period may be towed.

Snow Removal and Priority Routes

Snow removal operations commence daily at 6 am following an accumulation of 75mm (3 inches) of snow. Please be aware that only windrows created by the grader will be cleared from residential and commercial driveways. Do not place snow from your driveway onto the street or road.

Snow removal is conducted based on priority levels (1, 2, or 3). Refer to the Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy for detailed information and consult the Snow Removal Priority Maps to determine the priority level of your street or sidewalk.


Property owners are responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks adjacent to their property. Please note that snow removed from private property must not be deposited on municipal property, including the street.

Snow Board Policy

The District of Houston offers assistance to individuals who are infirm or disabled and are physically unable to clear snow from their driveways, provided they have no other options. However, this service is contingent upon the volume of snowfall and staff availability, as driveways cannot be cleared during regular snow removal operations. For further details, please refer to the Snow Board Policy Document.

Safety Information

Snowbanks: Ensure that children playing on snowbanks move away when snow removal equipment is nearby and never permit children to play in snowbanks along the roadside. Operators may have limited visibility over snowbanks.

Street Clearing: Maintain a distance of at least 15m from snow removal equipment while driving. Do not attempt to pass or overtake snow clearing vehicles.

Operators: Snow removal equipment operators prioritize public safety and work diligently to keep the roads in optimal condition during winter. Remember, just because you can see them doesn’t mean they can see you.

Please refrain from directing any comments about snow removal to the equipment operators. If you feel the District of Houston has damaged your property during snow removal, please phone 250-845-2238.

For all other inquiries, please contact:
Mike Cooper, Manager of Operations
District of Houston
PO Box 370, Houston BC, V0J 1Z0
P: 250-845-2238

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