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​​Winter Operations - Service Levels

The chart below outlines the service level that the Town endeavours to maintain for snow removal.

Please see the map showing the prioritization of streets within Bradford.

Location​Service Provided

​​Primary Roads​
  • ​after 5-8 cm (2-3") of snowfall, plowing begins
  • all primary roads cleared within 6-12 hours of the end of snowfall; then clean-up program begins
  • maintained to snow-packed condition
  • sand and salt applied as needed

​Secondary Roads
  • ​​​after 8 cm (3") of snowfall, plowing begins
  • all secondary roads cleared within 12-16 hours of the end of snowfall; then clean-up program begins
  • maintained to snow-packed condition​
  • sand and salt applied as needed

Local Priority Roads
  • ​​​after 8 cm (3") of snowfall, plowing begins
  • all local priority roads cleared within 12-16 hours of the end of snowfall; then clean-up program begins
  • maintained to snow-packed condition​
  • sand and salt applied as needed

Local Roads
  • after 8-10 cm (3-4") of snowfall and all primary and secondary roads have been addressed, plowing begins
  • all roads cleared within 16-24 hours of the end of snowfall; then clean-up program begins
  • maintained to snow-packed condition​
  • sand applied only in extreme conditions

Sidewalks
  • after 8 cm (3") of snowfall, plowing begins
  • first addressed are sidewalks on primary roads, working towards secondary and then local priority roads; sidewalks around schools are given higher priority on the route taken by the sidewalk plows
  • all sidewalks cleared within 48 hours of the end of snowfall; then clean-up program begins
  • maintained to snow-packed condition​
  • sand and salt applied as needed