This operation involves snow clearing equipment such as snow plows and graders that push the snow to the sides along the arteries.
This operation involves spreading ice melters in the form of abrasives, which are a mix of two components. The choice of material is based on the condition of the road or sidewalk, and the temperature.
This operation involves cutting or scraping layers of snow and ice that have compacted on an artery or sidewalk in order to remove them, using ice melters in conjunction with mechanical methods.
This operation involves blowing snow windrows* to the side of the road or into trucks that then transport the snow to a snow dump.
* Snow windrows: long piles of snow that are created when the plows pass by.
211 blue-collar employees who are ready to step in during the snow-clearing operations, along with outside contractors who are hired to help.
More than 165 pieces of equipment used for snow clearing and road maintenance:
Six snow dumps:
|Total snow (cm)||234||310||223|
|Total rain (mm)||344||276||288|
|Total freezing rain (mm)||27||21||23|
|Number of interventions||91||113||64|
|Number of storms dumping more than 15 cm||1||5||3|
Gatineau is the fourth largest city in the province of Quebec with close to 285,000 inhabitants.