An operation that uses snow clearing vehicles such as snow blowers and graders to push the snow to the sides of arteries.
An operation that involves spreading melters, abrasives or a mix of the two. The type of material used depends on the condition of the road/sidewalk and the temperature.
An operation that involves cutting or scraping the layers of hardened snow and ice on an artery/sidewalk to remove those layers. This operation requires the use of melters and equipment.
An operation that involves blowing snow banks* to the side of the road or into a truck to be taken to a snow dump.
* Snow bank or windrow: the pile of snow that is pushed to the side of the road by the grader.
More than 200 blue-collar employees ready to intervene during snow clearing operations, along with additional hired contractors.
Six snow dumps:
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Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 291,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.