The Town is serviced by three types of Roads, the Regional Road network such as Wellington Street and Bayview Avenue, Primary roads such as Industrial Parkway, and Secondary roads such as cul-de-sac and low volume local roads. Regional roads are cleared by York Region. The Primary and Secondary roads are the responsibility of the Town. Please refer to the snow plow route maps for road classifications.

At the beginning of a snowfall or freezing rain, all primary roads with high volume traffic are salted first. Then all secondary roads with low volume traffic are salted at hills, intersections and curves. After 8 centimetres (3 inches) of snow accumulation (except Yonge Street - 5 centimetres) all primary and secondary roads are plowed.

When streets require plowing, they are cleared within 16-24 hours after the end of the storm whenever possible, however heavy snowfalls or successive storms can sometimes extend this period.

 

Town of Aurora Level of Service for Plowing

Road Priority ​Max. Depth ​Max. Time ​End of Storm Goal
Yonge St.​5.0 cm​6 h​Bare Pavement
​Primary​8.0 cm​16 h​Bare Pavement
​Secondary​8.0 cm​24 hSelect Treatment


We anticipate having all roads salted within 12 to16 hours from the time the fleet is dispatched. However, staff have the flexibility, when weather conditions are appropriate, to determine that it is not necessary to salt the Secondary Roads, after completion of salting the Primary Roads.

Town of Aurora Level of Service for Ice Control on Roads

Road Priority ​Maximum Time
Yonge Street (Primary)4 h
​Primary

12 h

​Secondary16 h


All sidewalks (except in new subdivisions if sidewalks are incomplete) are anticipated to be plowed and sanded once there is an accumulation of 5 cm or more. This work is expected to be completed by the Town within 24 hours after the equipment has been dispatched under average winter conditions.

Please note: As a result of prolonged, unusual or unexpected weather conditions or unavailability of staffing/equipment resources, there may be deviations from the above maintenance program, including extended completion times. Your patience and co-operation are greatly appreciated in these circumstances.

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