Hamilton Plow Tracker

Example of the Hamilton Plow Tracker map

Welcome to the City of Hamilton’s Plow Tracking map. The map allows you to see where our maintenance vehicles have been in the last 2, 4, 12 and 24 hours. 

Launch Plow Tracker

Note: These vehicles are not only used for winter activities but also used for general maintenance programs.


Provincial highways maintained by the province and some of the contracted priority routes are not included on this site. These include:

  • QEW
  • 403
  • Red Hill Expw
  • Lincoln Alexander Pkwy
  • Hwy 5
  • Hwy 6
  • Hwy 8
  • Hwy 52
  • Reg. Rd. 20
  • Reg. Rd. 56
  • Centennial and others

Further information can be obtained by calling 905-546-2489

Disclaimer:
We try to ensure the most accurate and reliable information is displayed on the Plow Tracker. However, the City assumes no responsibility for any errors and is not liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained herein.


Frequently Asked Questions

When will my street be plowed?
Roads are plowed based on priority. The first priority is main routes and escarpment crossings. The second priority is collector roads and the third priority is neighbourhood streets.  Please refer to the Priority Road Clearing page for more information on target surface conditions and completion times.

Why does the number of plows differ from day to day?
Vehicles appear on the map only when they are moving. Parked vehicles will not be displayed.

Why does it look like a plow flew across town?
An interruption in the data due to a vehicle breakdown or loss of cellular connection can cause this data irregularity.

What do the pink links on the map mean?
The pink lines are the travelled path of the vehicles. They provide a history of the routes that the trucks have driven during the previous 2, 4, 12 and 24 hour timespans.

There is no snow, why are the plows out?
The vehicles used for snow clearing are also used for other maintenance activities. The tracking tool monitors the travelled path of the vehicle regardless of activity performed.

Who can I contact for further information?
Please contact the Customer Contact Centre at 905-546-2489 and they will direct your call.

I see the vehicle on my street but it doesn’t show it on the map?
The map shows all moving, City owned road snow clearing vehicles as well as deployed contracted vehicles. 

Why do the vehicles keep going up and down the same street?
The City works to maintain the levels of service. Roads are cleared on a priority basis and continue to be travelled until that service level is met. Please refer to the Priority Road Clearing page for more information on target surface conditions and completion times.

A plow truck hit my car while on my street what do I do?
Please refer to the Snow Clearing page for more information on damage to private property from snow clearing.