Moncton is listed as the “sixth snowiest city” in Canada with an average annual snowfall of 349 cm according to Environment Canada. Moncton also tops the list of “most huge snowfall days” of 25 cm or more and ranks ninth in the “most freezing rain days” category.
Snow removal is a very complex operation. It involves plowing, salting, loading and hauling to snow dumps, all while providing special consideration for catch basins, bus stops, fire hydrants, pedestrian crossings and key intersections.
Winter operations involve street and sidewalk plowing, anti-icing, salting, blowing, widening, loading and hauling, monitoring (quality control) and dumping of snow as required from various areas throughout the City. It is accomplished in our city by the use of City staff and equipment as well as hired equipment and trucks.
Two thirds of the City is plowed by contractors and the remaining streets, mostly high volume ones, are cleared by City staff. Snowplowing operations continue until snow stops falling and all streets are plowed. Once completed, snow is removed from priority locations, such as intersections, bus stops, fire hydrants and catch basins. Snow is also blown back from the curb’s edge or loaded and hauled to the snow dump when required.
Here is a list of all our snow clearing operations and how we provide each service.