Info-Snow

 

INFO-SNOW

At the October 15, 2019 Council meeting, City Council decided to make permanent the pilot project that was put in place last winter to allow overnight parking when weather conditions permit.

The decision to lift the ban or not will depend on weather conditions and snow removal operations planned by the Public Works Department.

It is the responsibility of every vehicle owner to check daily for updates before parking their car during the ban period. If the ban is not lifted, the current regulation is applied and offenders are subject to the fines set out in Parking By-law 769.

When is parking allowed?

If no snow removal operation is underway or planned for the night (whether removing or moving snow, de-icing streets or spreading abrasives or fluxes), parking is authorized by City notice.

In the absence of notice, it is forbidden to park at night in all the streets of Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue to allow effective snow removal. Snow removal operations remain a priority at night parking.

How will the notice be sent?

Every day at 4 pm, motorists can find out if on-street parking is allowed or not starting at 1:00 am the following night by consulting the notice in one of two ways:

  • INFO-SNOW telephone line: 514-457-1001
  • INFO-SNOW web page

How will the City enforce the regulation?

Municipal Patrol and SPVM officers are authorized to issue tickets to owners who do not comply with the by-law.

Collaborate at all times, even during the day

We ask every residents and visitors for their collaboration during or after a snowfall, even during the day. As long as the snow removal has not been completed, please avoid parking your vehicle on the street as much as possible, instead you can use the free parking lots. You help to facilitate snow removal operations and improve their quality!

 

Overnight Parking Regulations

From December 1st to March 31st, it is strictly forbidden to park a road vehicle on public roads:

  • between 1 am and 6 am in the North sector
  • between 1 am and 7 am in the South sector

This ban is also valid for parking sticker holders during this period.

You may park your vehicle in any of the authorized public parking lots during permitted hours (see parking signs). Notwithstanding the preceding, no vehicle may be parked for more than 48 hours in the same spot.

 

Snow Removal Operations

The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue Public Works department is in charge of organizing and carrying out snow removal operations. 

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).

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

 

Reminders

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.

Safety Instructions

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.

 

Extreme Cold

During the winter, we must all adopt safe behaviors to protect our health. Here are some tips to follow to enjoy the season safely:

  • Keep the ambient temperature of your home at a minimum of 19 °C
  • Caulk doors and windows to prevent cold air infiltration
  • If you use a wood stove or an auxiliary heating system, make sure the room is well ventilated
  • Dress in layers of clothing
  • Make sure to cover your head, nose, mouth, neck, hands and feet
  • If you have to stay outdoors for a long period of time, take shelter regularly in hot, wind-free places
  • Call loved ones to make sure they are alright

For more information, visit our special section on the subject.