Snow Clearing News and Notices

Last updated: March 04, 2021, 4:00 p.m.

Winter Maintenance Activities

Road Operations

No activity at this time.

Sidewalks Operations

No activity at this time. 

Windrow Operations

No activity at this time. 

Please note that all completion times are weather dependent. When winter maintenance activities change, this information will be updated.

On-street Parking

Winter event status: No event currently

You cannot park on the street when the City of Richmond Hill has declared a winter event which is expected to require snow clearing. If your vehicle is parked on the road, you may receive a ticket and have to pay a fine. If your vehicle is in the way of our plows, salters or emergency vehicles, it could be towed.

Temporary Parking Permits

When a winter event is declared, temporary on-street parking permits are not valid for on-street parking. During this time, you can park at select City-owned facilities if you cannot arrange alternative off-street parking. Please ensure that the temporary parking permit is displayed clearly on your vehicle’s dash. A list of select City-owned facilities can be found at

*A winter event is declared when an icefall or an accumulation of snow that is likely to exceed 5cm may occur within the next 24 hours. Not all snowfalls that result in plowing warrant a winter event.

Additional winter maintenance information

During business hours you can call Access Richmond Hill at 905-771-8800. For more information on our snow clearing processes, tracking our plows, winter safety tips and more, visit the links below.