News release – provided by City of Barrie
The City of Barrie reminds residents that on-street parking is not permitted on City streets from 12:01–7 a.m. and 3–6 a.m. within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, from December 1 through to March 31. This ensures that the streets can be completely cleared and that emergency vehicles can get down the street.
Plowing of City roads
The priority is the main roads—those with the most traffic in the city. These roads are serviced when at least five cm of snow has fallen. The secondary (residential) routes are plowed when there is at least eight cm of snow. The goal is to have most routes plowed 12–24 hours after the end of a snow event. With Barrie’s Plow Tracker, you can track the progress of the road plows and see when your street was last serviced. Remember, plows can’t avoid leaving snow at the bottom of driveways because they can’t lift the blades in between driveways.
Sidewalk plowing is done on main sidewalks when five cm of snow falls and on residential sidewalks when there’s eight cm of snow.
Snow Angels Canada
If you need help with snow removal, Snow Angels Canada is an online platform where residents who need help with snow shoveling can post a request for service and volunteers can reach out to help. Visit snowangelscanada.ca to sign up if you need snow removal help, or to volunteer in your neighbourhood.
Shovel out a small area at the bottom of your driveway for your garbage, recycling boxes and your green bin, as far from the road as possible without blocking the sidewalk. Do not place them on top of or behind the snowbank.
For more information and updates about winter maintenance, visit barrie.ca/Snow.