The City of Barrie is sending out residential snow plows beginning at 12 midnight (once the overnight on-street parking ban comes into effect) to clear slush and snow from residential streets (Secondary routes). With the warmer temperatures, the snow is softening up and will allow the City to remove slush from the roadway before it freezes.
As per the Overnight Parking By-law, on-street parking is not permitted from 3–6 a.m. within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and on other City streets from 12:01–7 a.m., December 1st through March 31st. This ensures the City can completely clear streets of snow and that large emergency vehicles can get down the street.
The City has developed carefully planned levels of winter road service to combat the diverse weather conditions we see every winter. A combination of City-owned trucks and contracted units provide effective snow plowing services to Barrie roads through our Priority and Secondary route system. For more information about snow removal, visit www.barrie.ca/snow.