Roadway Snow Plowing

As snow accumulates on Beaumont’s roadways we begin plowing by prioritizing the highest traffic volume roads first.

There are five (5) service levels for snow plowing:

PriorityRoadwaysSnow Conditions and Timeframe
  • 50 Street
  • 50 Avenue
  • Emergency Services
  • Ken Nichol Regional Recreational Centre (KNRRC)
  • Beaumont Sport and Recreational Centre (BSRC)
24 hours after 5 cm snowfall or equivalent snowdrift
  • Inner Ring Road
  • Outer Ring Road
  • Surrounding Rural Roads
  • Service Roads
  • Collectors connecting Outer Ring Road to Exterior Roads
  • School Zones
  • City Hall Access
  • Centre Communautaire Beaumont Community Centre (CCBCC) access
  • Remaining Commercial Areas
after Priority 1 is complete
  • Residential through Roads
10 cm snowpack measured from the centre of the road, and after Priority 1 and 2 have been completed
  • Residential Non-Through Roads (Local Traffic Only) 
  • Cul-de-sacs
12 cm snowpack measured from the centre of the road, and after Priority 1 to 3 have been completed
  • Remaining Parking Lots
  • Residential Alleys
After a snowfall and after Priority 1 to 4 have been completed


  • Snow plowing may occur on any street, road or lane at any time if the street becomes impassable for emergency response vehicles. 
  • Windrows of plowed snow in excess of 30 cm (12 inches) high shall normally be removed as part of the City's grader snow clearing operation. As part of our mobilization, truck plows are dispatched to clear snow and they normally do not leave windrows greater than 30 cm (12 inches)high.
    • Residents are responsible for removing windrows from their driveway entrances of 30 cm (12 inches) or less.
  • Snowfall is measured at the Beaumont Operations Facility.  
  • Snowpack is measured from the center of residential roads.