Snowy Ajax road

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February 27, 2020 - 8:50 a.m.     

  • Crews have been out all night salting all roadways, sidewalks, trails and municipal parking lots.
  • Clearing main roads, sidewalks, parking lots and trails is the priority, followed by secondary roads, sidewalks, parking lots and trails as the snow progresses. 
  • With continued snowfall expected, Town and contracted staff are scheduled to maximize service levels and comply with hours of work legislation.  
  • Track our snow clearing operations using our interactive plow map.   

REMEMBER - Parking on the street is prohibited during salting and plowing operations. You could be ticketed and/or towed. Please remove vehicles from the street and clear roadways so we can clear the way. 

 Snow Removal for Seniors and Qualified Residents

  • Residents 65 years of age or older
  • nobody under the age of 65 living with you;
  • unable to do the work due to a physical disability, as indicated by a doctor's note

PLEASE NOTE: Snow removal services will begin seven days after your application has been processed.

For more information and pricing, or to apply for the program, download the Application Form (PDF Version) or contact Operations & Environmental Services at 905-683-2951, Monday to Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Download Senior Snow Removal Application Form

Snow Clearing Tips and Reminders:

  • On-Street parking is suspended before, during, or after a snow event.
  • Help clear the roads, remove parked cars from the street and give equipment lots of room to manoeuvre.
  • Residents must clear snow at the end of their driveway.
  • Be a good neighbour, remove ice and snow from the sidewalk surrounding your home, within 24 hours of a snowfall.
  • The Town services roads on a priority system.
  • Track snow clearing & salting operations at ajax.ca/plowmap.
  • Snow clearing of roads, sidewalks and trails can take up to 16 hours to complete.
  • The senior snow removal program is activated 24 hours after snow has stopped falling and there is more than 5 cm (2 inches) of snow.
  • Super Mailboxes - the Town of Ajax does not perform snow removal operations around super mailboxes. Please contact Canada Post at www.canadapost.ca or by phone at 1-800-267-1177 for snow removal in this area.
  • Transit Shelters and Stops - Bus shelters and bus stops are the responsibility of the Region of Durham.  Please contact the Region Transit Authority at 905-579-2471, if you have any questions regarding transit.

During and after a snow storm, the Town of Ajax has the responsibility of maintaining 370 km of road, 150 km of sidewalks, trails and emergency access road, 27 parking lots and 53 school crossings, all in an effort to provide efficient and effective snow clearing services to ensure the safety of the traveling public.

Levels of Service

 Roads

Category 1 - Main Roads 

Category 2 - Collector Roads and Bus Routes

Category 3 - Secondary

 Sidewalks

Category 1 - Main Sidewalks & Trails 

Category 2 - Secondary Sidewalks & Trails