Snow Removal Operations

As soon as winter temperatures arrive, the  Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Public Works Department is mobilizing to prepare to handle the precipitations. From the first snow flakes, we make every effort to make your life easier!

Please note that snow removal is done by a private contractor in the North sector and by City employees in the South sector.


Snow Removal


From the beginning of a snowfall, the Public Works Department spreads abrasives on the main arteries, in the school zones and on the residential and industrial streets. In general, work begins on the primary streets between 7 pm and 7 am and continues on the secondary streets during the day.


A sand and salt mixture is spread on the sidewalks at the following times:

  • At the end of the snow removal work, if necessary
  • During freezing rain conditions

Note that there is no spread on sidewalks during a major snowfall.


The clearing of streets and sidewalks involves plowing with roadway plows, graders and sidewalk plows to clear way for pedestrians and vehicles. The method used varies according to the amount of snow on the ground:

  • Accumulation of 2 to 5 cm: clearing sidewalks only
  • Accumulation of more than 5 cm: clearing of streets and sidewalks

Boulevard des Anciens-Combattants, Highway exits and school zones are the top priorities for clearing snow.


Once the clearing is complete, the teams proceed to the snow blowing operation. This is done in two ways:

  • In the North sector, snow is blown onto properties, except when loading is necessary
  • In the South sector, snow is blown into trucks and deposited in one of the dump sites


During snow loading operations, the teams may proceed with the installation of temporary parking prohibition signs the day before its crews pass on a given street. In order to facilitate the work and prevent your car from being towed, please follow the signage.

For the safety of all, never leave snow near or on a fire hydrant. Its perimeter must always remain clear within 1.5 m (5 feet).


Waste Collection

In the event of a snowstorm, please keep an eye on our newsletters  and social media to see if collections are going to take place as planned. They may be postponed to facilitate snow removal.

We remind you that your bins must be placed at the curb before 7 am on the day of collection, the wheels facing your residence. Please ensure that the bins are visible and positioned 1 m (3 feet) from the edge of the street or sidewalk so as not to impede traffic or snow removal.



The winter parking rules are in effect from December 1st to March 31st. In the event of a snow loading operation, pay attention to temporary signage. When in doubt, please contact the municipal patrol (514-457-1001)


Safety Instructions

Under municipal by-laws, it is strictly forbidden to push, throw or deposit snow or ice from their land or lot, on the public domain. Be sure to notify your contractor. Offenders will be fined

Also, monitor the condition of your roof so that no accumulation of snow or ice can come off and cause an accident.

For safety reasons, do not let children play near the curb or the street. While playing, they could slip on the road. At all times, watch this type of games during the winter.