Salting & Plowing 

The council approved winter control level of service delivery for roads is governed by the roads’ overall importance to the transportation system, based on classification criteria defined by the Ontario Minimum Maintenance Standard, Ontario Municipal Act, regulation 239/02 of the Municipal Act, recently amended by Ontario Reg 47/13.

The regulation classifies roads by traffic volumes and posted speed limits. Access the Ontario Regulation 47/13.


A quick reference guide to road classifications and their associated colour coded plowing priority is listed below.

Class Of Highway Depth Time
(allowed to clear)
Priority
1 2.5cm 4 hours There are no Class 1 roads
under the city’s jurisdiction
2 (includes transit routes) 5cm 6 hours Red Routes, First Priority
3 8cm 12 hours  Blue Routes, Second Priority
4 8cm 16 hours Blue Routes, Second Priority
5 10cm 24 hours Green Routes, Third Priority
Snow accumulations on Roadways

Class Of Highway Time
(allowed to treat)
Priority
1 3 hours There are no Class 1 roads
under the city’s jurisdiction
2 (including transit routes) 4 hours Red Routes, First Priority
3 8 hours Blue Routes, Second Priority
4 12 hours Blue Routes, Second Priority
5 16 hours Green Routes, Third Priority
Ice accumulation on Roadways

Winter Control Priority Map

2015-2016 Winter Priority Map

2015-2016 Winter Priority PDF Map by Ward

Windrow Removal Program for Seniors and persons with a physical disability

In December of 2008, City Council implemented the Snow Windrow Removal Program for seniors and persons with a physical disability. Windrows are the accumulation of snow that is created by the snow plow when the roadway is plowed following a snow event. Due to the inherent way snow plowing activity is initiated in the Green routes, it is possible that the resultant windrows do not always create a mobility barrier for vehicles. As a result of this fact, the windrow removal program will only be activated if snow windrows are ten centimetres (four inches) in height or greater, or if not to that height, only at the discretion of the Director of Operational Services or designate.

Registration guidelines for the program are advertised in the Brantford Expositor in early November and early December of each year.

Click to open application for participation in this program (pdf format)