Keeping driveways and roadways safe



Don’t be the Grinch who left a heap of snow on the road with your snow blower. Shovelling snow or ice onto the street could cause it to freeze over making roads icy and dangerous for you, your neighbours, snowplows and even emergency vehicles. Not only is this act dangerous, but it is also illegal under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act.

There are simple ways to clear your driveway quickly and safely. Here are some useful snow-removal shortcuts and methods for clearing any path:

Here are more tips to make snow clearing safe and efficient for you and your neighbourhood:

  • Remove ice and snow on the sidewalk in front of or along your property by shovelling and/or applying salt. This is required by law to prevent you and passersby from slips and injuries.
  • Keep cars off the street while snowplows are clearing the roads. This allows plow crews to safely carry out operations and ensures that the entire street is cleared.
  • Make sure that there are no objects that may interfere with or be harzardous to plow crews. This includes landscaping features like fencing, hedges, basketball nets, decorative stones, pots, bird baths, etc.

Please do your part– everybody has a role to play in the winter. Whether you are a resident or business owner in Vaughan, keeping the sidewalks and roads surrounding your property clear and salted will help winter operations run smoothly.

For more information on snow removal, please visit




Visit the City of Vaughan’s website at

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