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.
Find the plowing priority of a road in Hamilton
To find the snow plowing winter class priority of a street, enter the street name or address into the search box. Once located, select the street to show the class and route information.
Winter Class Priorities
|Winter Class||Target Surface Condition||Target Completion Time*|
|1: Major arterial roads & escarpment accesses||Bare||4 hrs|
|2A: Primary collector roads||Bare||8 hrs|
|2B: Secondary collector roads & steep residential hills||Centre bare||8 hrs|
|3: Rural roads||Centre bare to snow packed||24 hrs|
|3R: Residential roads||Bare||24 hrs|
*Target Completion Time: clock starts after the completion of the winter event which includes but is not limited to: stopped snowing, no drifting, blowing snow, freezing rain.
The Provincial highways that run through the city of Hamilton are maintained by the Ministry of Transportation
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