Salting, Sanding, Snow Removal
The Esquimalt Public Works Department salts, sands, and clears snow from municipal roads to maintain the safest driving conditions possible with available resources.
The order in which roads are salted, sanded, or cleared of snow is generally:
- main streets
- main hilly streets
- bus routes
- secondary roads
- hilly residential streets
- balance of residential
The actual routes and order of salting, sanding, and snow clearing are determined by the Public Works Superintendent in consultation with the Police Department, and may be altered to best suit road or weather conditions.
Property owners are responsible for clearing ice and snow from sidewalks outside of their properties.