Ville de Gatineau
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Snow removal Informations

Check the status of ongoing snow clearing operations by reading Ville de Gatineau's latest snow removal information. Available in French only.


Snow removal operations interactive map

Follow the progress of snow removal operations during snowfalls of 5 cm or more.

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Help with the snow clearing operations and where to deposit snow

  • Place your garbage and recycling bins on your driveway, inside your property line
  • Avoid parking on the street, or wait until your street has been cleared before parking there
  • Think about the snow clearing equipment. Avoid parking across the street from a parked vehicle. View the situation.
  • Comply with the winter overnight parking by-law and the temporary signs. Only general winter overnight on-street parking permit holders are allowed to park on the street overnight in the winter. When an on-street parking ban is in effect, nobody is allowed to park on the street.

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Snow clearing operations and response times

According to the current policy on snow removal (Politique de viabilité hivernale), snow clearing and de-icing operations are initiated as soon as precipitation starts on the main arteries and collectors.

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Winter overnight on-street parking Winter overnight on-street parking is prohibited except for general or specific winter overnight parking permit holders. Nobody is permitted to park on the street overnight in the winter during a winter parking ban.

The purpose of a winter parking ban is to free up the streets for snow clearing, which is more efficient and safer when there are no obstacles on the streets.
Report a problem with snow clearing or damage to property You can report a snow clearing problem or damaged property online or by phone. Pay a fine You can pay a fine online, at a service centre, at a financial institution or by mail. Winter storm, freezing rain and extreme cold When a storm is approaching, it is your responsibility to gather the basic items and to figure out what your family will need in the home for at least 72 hours.

About Gatineau

Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.

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