With the colder months quickly approaching, it is important to review these winter rules, responsibilities, and safety tips to ensure you are prepared for another winter season.

Winter Parking Reminders:

Overnight parking is not permitted on Township streets between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m., from Nov. 1 to April 1. Vehicles may be ticketed in this timeframe regardless of the weather conditions.

Vehicles parked on the streets while sanding or snow clearing is underway may be ticketed. Parked cars can interfere with snowplowing operations. Plows may be required to re-plow areas resulting in additional costs.

Learn more at Parking – Township of Uxbridge 

Snow Clearing:

If you are a property owner within the Township of Uxbridge, you have a responsibility to clear snow, slush and/or ice within 24 hours after snowfall.  

This includes all sidewalks adjacent to your property and the roof of any property overhanging or beside a sidewalk. 

Although not a requirement, we appreciate residents who clear fire hydrants near your property of snow or any obstructions. It is important fire hydrants remain visible and accessible in case they need to be utilized by the Fire Department during an emergency situation.    

Remember to never clear snow, slush, or ice in a manner that in any way obstructs access to hydrants, sidewalks/curbs, or roadways. The obstruction of roadways may result in fines of $250.00, and obstruction of hydrants and the use of sidewalks may result in fines of $350.00.   

For more details regarding snow removal, review the Snow Removal By-Law, at Snow Removal – Township of Uxbridge

Tips for Safe Winter Driving:

  • Drive according to weather and road conditions. It takes longer to stop on slick roads, so use extra caution when coming to a stop.
  • Keep a safe distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Snow and slush can be blown onto your vehicle by other motorists causing a temporary loss of visibility. To limit this, leave extra room between you and the person driving in front of you.  
  • Snowbanks can limit visibility, so be alert for pedestrians when driving and making turns.
  • Maintain a safe distance behind snowplows. When working, these vehicles travel slower than normal traffic and sightlines can be reduced by blowing snow. Never pass a snowplow; the road surface is always better behind the plow than in front of it. 

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