Winter Snow Removal and Plowing Practices
It is the Township’s policy to meet the Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards with respect to roadways. These standards do not apply to sidewalks. The Township practice normally will be to maintain snow removal crews, as required, on mainland roads between 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. throughout the week.
Snow removal on sidewalks, along boulevards and on very low traffic volume roads will be normally restricted to regular working hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. The level of snow plowing effort required on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays will be modified on an event-by-event basis so that the Provincial Standards are met. Township residents may notice a slight reduction in the level of service on roadways during prolonged winter storms.
Minimal snowplowing of roads and sidewalks will occur outside of the hours of operation described above.
All roads and streets within Loyalist Township are classified.
On Amherst Island, the hours of operation have been modified such that the Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards can be maintained. Modification of hours may result in a reduced level of service during prolonged periods of blowing snow or such periods when there are successive snowfalls occurring over several days.
If roadways are snow or ice covered, we strongly suggest that you reduce your speed while travelling.