Snow Clearing and Removal
The Municipality of Brighton's winter maintenance fleet consists of approximately 9 units and operates according to a designated network of streets called the priority route system. Major routes (priority I) are cleared first to ensure that you and emergency vehicles like fire trucks and ambulances can safely travel to hospitals, schools, work and get to public transportation systems during or immediately after a snowfall. All other public roads are cleared, and/or a sand/salt mixture is applied within 12 hours of a snowfall. Heavy snowfalls or successive storms can sometimes extend this period to 24 hours or more depending on the severity of the snowfall.
Sidewalks are generally cleared/sanded/salted after the street has been plowed. The Municipality is not responsible for clearing windrows in driveways. Residents or contractors are not permitted to push snow onto the street, as per the Highway Traffic Act. Due to the nature of sidewalk clearing operations, minor damage to lawns could occur. Please contact Public Works to arrange for repairs in the spring.
BRIGHTON RESIDENTS ARE ASKED FOR THEIR HELP
Please ensure vehicles are not parked on boulevards or across the sidewalk. Don't forget to remove parked cars from the street during plowing or clearing operations. The municipal parking by-law contains provisions allowing the Municipality to ticket or tow your vehicle should it obstruct winter control operations. When clearing your street, please remember that maintenance crews have no place to push the snow except to the curb or shoulder. This creates the possibility of your already cleared sidewalk and driveway entrance being covered with snow. The Municipality does not provide the additional personnel and equipment that this type of snow removal requires as it is not cost effective. We ask for your co-operation in removing this snow. Also snow from driveways and private parking areas must not be blown or placed onto the municipal roadway or sidewalks.