Snow Removal- Edmonton

Snow & Ice Control

About the Program

Residential Blading Schedule

The information below was updated as of 3 pm on Wednesday, January 19 (covering activities taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 19). It will be updated again on January 20. 

Please note: In the event of inclement weather, the schedule may change depending on conditions on priority routes.  Should equipment be reassigned temporarily, crews will pick up exactly where they left off once the priority work has been completed. Residents are reminded that blading creates a level snow pack on the road; the equipment does not take the snow down to bare pavement.

Completed Neighbourhoods (as of Wednesday, January 19):
Abbottsfield, Alberta Avenue, Ambleside, Athlone, Avonmore, Bannerman, Beacon Heights, Bellevue, Bergman, Blackburne, Blackmud Creek, Boyle Street, Callingwood North, Callingwood South, Cameron Heights, Canon Ridge, Carlton, Central McDougall, Clareview, Cromdale, Cumberland, Delton, Dovercourt, Downtown, Ekota, Fraser, Glastonbury, Grovenor, Haddow, Hagmann Estate Industrial, Hermitage, Hodgson, Homesteader, Hudson, Kameyosek, Kenilworth, Kernohan, Lee Ridge, Lymburn, MacEwan, Magrath Heights, McCauley, McQueen, Meyonohk, Michaels Park, Montrose, North Glenora, Oleskiw, Oliver, Ormsby Place, Ottewell, Overlanders, Oxford, Parkdale, Pembina, Prince Charles, Prince Rupert, Queen Mary Park, Richfield, Richford, Riverdale, Rossdale, Rundle Heights, Rutherford, Satoo, Sherbrooke, South Terwillegar, Spruce Avenue, Strathcona, Tamarack, Terrace Heights, Terwillegar South, Terwillegar Towne, The Grange, The Hamptons, Tipaskan, Tweddle Place, Virginia Park, Wellington, Westridge, Westwood, Woodcroft

Scheduled Neighbourhoods (to be started January 20, 2011)
Argyll, Bearspaw, Belmont, Belvedere, Beverly Heights, Britannia Youngstown, Canora, Carter Crest, Casselman, Crestwood, Dechene, Donsdale, Eastwood, Ebbers Industrial, Elmwood Park, Ermineskin, Gariepy, Glenora, Glenwood, Gold Bar, Greenview, Hairsine, Hazeldean, High Park, Highlands, Hillview, Hodgson, Inglewood, Jamieson Place, Keheewin, Kilkenny, King Edward Park, Kirkness, Leger, Mayfield, McCleod, Meadowlark Park, Miller, Newton, Ritchie, Sifton Park, Steinhauer, Tawa, Twin Brooks, West Jasper Place, West Meadowlark Park, Westmount

The City sands roads and walkways as required with 110 sanding trucks and 20 sidewalk plows that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from October to April. These vehicles distribute various types of abrasive and de-icing materials.

An average of 120,000 tones of materials are used on Edmonton’s roads and sidewalks each year. Up to 80% of the sand collected during spring clean-up is reused.

Snow Plowing
Snow plowing begins when 3 cm of snow has accumulated on the roadway and the weather forecast calls for continued snowfall.

Snow Removal
Snow that gets removed from roads is trucked to one of four snow storage sites, where a track caterpillar pushes the snow into a pile. Crews also remove snow from bridge walkways, stairways, bus stops, fire hydrants, curb ramps and crosswalks.

Did you know?

  • The City maintains approximately 11,400km of roads
  • Road Maintenance crews work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from October to April
  • Each year, over 120,000 tones of materials are used to de-ice roads and sidewalks
  • Up to 80% of the sand collected during spring clean-up is reused