Ville de Gatineau
Blowing snow to the side
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Blowing snow to the side
Blowing snow to the side

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In order to protect the environment and harmonize operations throughout the territory, snow is blown to the sides wherever possible. Blowing snow to the sides is much faster and more ecological than blowing snow into trucks. It makes it possible to:

  • use the cleared streets sooner and more safely;
  • save on gas because fewer heavy vehicles are being used, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions;
  • protect our roads; and
  • avoid expanding our existing snow dumps or adding new ones.

Once the snow has been cleared away, graders pass through the streets to improve visibility and make for safer driving.

Please note that any municipality can blow the snow onto private properties next to public roads. (Loi sur les compétences municipales, chapitre C-47-1, article 69)

Watch for the temporary no-parking signs

Temporary no-parking signs are set out approximately 24 hours before the snow-clearing operations begin.

Blowing snow is safest in the narrower streets. Once the snow-clearing operations are finished, the temporary no-parking signs are removed.

The owners of vehicles parked in no-parking zones will receive a ticket and their vehicles could be towed.

About Gatineau

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.

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