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Where is my Snowplow tool helps Vaughan drivers after heavy snowfall
Dec. 11, 2014
By Adam Martin-Robbins

Now that harsh winter weather has arrived, the city is sending out a reminder that it offers an online tool to help you navigate the streets after a heavy snowfall.

The Where is my Snowplow tool, found at, allows you to access a map of your neighbourhood showing when the roads have been plowed.

The city maintains more than 2,000 kilometres of road and 1,000 kilometres of sidewalks. During the winter months this includes snow plowing, salting and the use of liquid anti-icing material.

The city’s snowplows are deployed along the main roads and side streets once five centimetres of snow has fallen.
Main roads are typically cleared within four hours while the side streets are plowed within 12 hours.

Sidewalks along main roads are plowed within eight hours of a snowfall and within 16 hours on side streets.

York Region, not the city, is responsible for clearing major roads such as Bathurst Street, Dufferin Street, Keele Street and Major Mackenzie Drive.