Town staff monitors the forecast and begins plowing and sanding at any time, 24 hours a day, when snow has accumulated to 2 to 5 centimeters or when excessive drifting has occurred. Streets are cleared based on a priority system to ensure the highest traffic roadways are addressed first. The first priority is the arterial roads in the town along with the other major roadways.
March 21, 2017
Roads: Operators are sanding Priority 1, and 2 as required, per service levels. This includes 50 Street and 50 Avenue, plus access to essential services. Please see Service Level Maps. Operators are also monitoring drainage.
Paths: Operators are laying rock chips on pathways, as required per service levels. Please see Service Level Maps.
As we prepare for another winter season, it's time to remind all property owners in Beaumont of their responsibility to shovel sidewalks adjacent to their property. If you have a fire hydrant, storm drain, or pedestrian-access ramp bordering your lot, it is also your responsibility to remove snow around these areas to prevent street flooding and ice build-up. Violation of the snow removal Bylaw # 477-97 (Sec 3) will result in the Town of Beaumont causing the walks to be cleared and/or sanded, and all costs will be charged to the owner or occupier of the premises, for more information view bylaw 477-97, Snow Removal (PDF)
Attention Property Owners - Keep our town sidewalks safe!
Rock Chips for Residential Ice Control
The Municipality of Beaumont is offering free rock chips to town residents. Residents can pick up rock chips for their sidewalks and driveways 24/7 in the northwest corner of the Aqua Fit Centre Parking Lot.
The rock chips will be available for as long as required this winter. Residents are required to bring their own bucket and shovel. For more information on rock chips for residents view the Location for Rock Chips for Residential Ice Control (PDF).
Tips For Homeowners Regarding Snow Clearing
Clearing Your Driveway
Please do not place snow on or across the road when clearing your driveway, for more information view bylaw 477-97, Snow Removal (PDF).
Clear Your Sidewalk
Please clear the sidewalk adjacent to your home of snow within 48 hours of 2 centimeters of snow accumulation. This keeps sidewalks safe for all pedestrians, for more information view bylaw 477-97, Snow Removal (PDF).
Clearing The Roadways
The Municipality of Beaumont winter maintenance crews are trained and ready to make the roadways of Beaumont safe. Please do not use your own equipment to clear the roadway. Town staff will be on your road as soon as the priorities and weather conditions allow.
Driveway Ramp Removal for Winter Road Maintenance
Failure to remove these ramps will result in the Operations Facility removing them. Snow clearing becomes difficult with the ramps in place and they can cause significant damage to the equipment.
Conditions around the equipment performing these tasks are extremely dusty with limited visibility for the operators, motorists should:
- Obey signs
- Slow down
- Exercise extreme caution when approaching or passing the equipment