As winter approaches every year, the City of Dieppe's snow and ice removal plan is updated in order to add new streets. Priorities are set based on the importance of streets to Dieppe's overall transportation network.
The Public Works and Engineering Department endeavours to minimize the effects of snow and ice on residents. Motorists, however, are reminded that you are responsible for adapting to road conditions. If streets are slippery, slow down.
Major arteries and heavily travelled collector streets
(Examples: Acadie, Amirault, Paul, Dover)
|Priority 2||Collector streets and certain heavily travelled local streets (Examples: Bourque, Centrale, LaFrance)|
Local streets in general
(Examples: Murielle, Orléans, Marguerite)
For more information, please consult the Snow and Ice Control Plan 2016-2017.
Before making decisions, those responsible for snow removal must take the following factors into account: light snow, heavy wet snow, ice, hail, weather forecasts, time of day, day of the week, temperature of road surface, available equipment, safety, etc. After these factors are determined, teams are dispatched for street snow and ice removal.
Priorities are also established for snow and ice removal from sidewalks, parking lots and fire hydrants.
The City of Dieppe is responsible for snow and ice removal for approximately:
The goal of these changes is to eliminate snow banks in the middle of the culs-de-sac. The snow is going to be cleared toward the curbside instead of the middle and will be done as equally as possible alongside the curb. However, a large number of culs-de-sac are already cleared this way and residents will not experience any changes. Only a limited number of culs-de-sac will actually see a difference in snow clearing.
The City of Dieppe is responsible for snow removal from its trails. Priorities are determined based on user needs. For example, trails leading to schools are cleared of snow first. Trails located in wooded areas must be cleared during the day when sunlight is available. After a heavy snowfall, it may take up to seven days to complete the snow removal process from all trails.
Snow removal staff do everything possible to avoid damaging lawns. Despite this, damage may sometimes occur. A list of damaged lawns is kept and repairs are carried out the following spring.
Snowplows must sometimes pass by several times to completely remove snow from a street. Whenever possible, wait until the end of snow removal operations before removing snow from the end of your driveway. This way, you will just have to remove the snow once.
Snow removal from Dieppe's 1 352 fire hydrants is undertaken after the streets are completely plowed and not necessarily after each storm. This is why residents are encouraged to adopt a fire hydrant in order to be better protected during a fire.
Parking is prohibited on city streets between midnight and 7 a.m. from December 1 to March 31.