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City of Ottawa Winter Operations - Overview

Updated: Jan 18

Operations Update - January 16, 2024

Snow removal operations have started in #Barrhaven-West! The primary focus will be where snowbanks have created poor visibility, along with arterial and collector roads.

An indicator that crews will be in your area are the temporary no-parking signs along snowbanks prior to removal.

Vehicles that do not respect the temporary no-parking signs will be ticketed and towed, as these machines cannot maneuver around parked cars.

As a reminder to everyone, the City of Ottawa has standards that they follow during winter storm:

Check out this presentation on all aspects of the City of Ottawa's winter operations!

2022 Snow Removal Presentation
Download PDF • 3.53MB

What do operations look like in Ward 3?

202324 Ward 3_Winter Ops Profile
Download PDF • 341KB

General Notices

Catch Basin Clearing

Resident Support

Snow Windrows

Winter Parking Bans

Winter Parking Bans

What are winter parking bans?

How can I be informed of a winter parking ban?

Where can I park during a winter parking ban


How are Potholes Formed?

How arer Potholes repaired?

Filling Potholes in Winter 

Cold Patch asphalt

Warm Mix asphalt

Snow Removal


Casting vs Hauling

Helpful Links


For the latest updates on the City's winter operations, visit: Snow plowing and clearing | City of Ottawa or follow our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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