The Municipality DOES NOT operate a night time sanding or plowing shift of personnel. Except for patrol trucks, sanders and snowplows will generally not operate between 3:30 p.m. and the route call-out time for the next day (normally 3:00 a.m., from Monday through Sunday).

It takes approximately 6 - 8 hours to plow the entire Municipality and approximately 9 hours to spot sand the entire Municipality once the plowing is completed

Sidewalk clearing takes approximately 9-10 hours

*times can vary depending on weather conditions


The Municipality has assigned a priority for each road or street in the Municipality for snow clearing purposes based on the Minimum Maintenance Standards for O. Reg. 366/18: MINIMUM MAINTENANCE STANDARDS FOR MUNICIPAL HIGHWAYS.

*During or after a snowfall, major roads and routes are cleared to ensure that emergency service vehicles can travel safely. In an ongoing snowfall, snow clearing crews will concentrate on the first priority streets/roads.


Pedestrian walkways are not maintained in the winter.


Sidewalks are cleared by Municipal crews, in priority sequence.

Hauling of Snow

Occasionally hauling from the downtown core is done during overnight hours, usually beginning at midnight to have minimal interference with businesses and traffic downtown.

Unfortunately, due to the size of machinery required to plow and haul snow this can result in some noise early in the morning while we are working hard to make the roadways safe.

Please have patience and try to understand that this happens early in the morning when traffic is at its lowest and therefore the safest time of day for us to begin.

Prohibited Parking

In accordance with the Parking By-Law "No person shall park a vehicle on any highway (street) from November 1st to April 30th between the hours of 2:00 AM- 6:00 AM”.

Any vehicles obstructing traffic or interfering with snow removal operations will be issued a ticket or removed at the owner's expense.

Placement of Snow on Municipal Right-of-Ways

Residents of the Municipality of Kincardine are reminded that, pursuant to Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act: No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing to do so from the Ministry or the Road Authority responsible for the maintenance of the road R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 181.

Neither the Municipality, nor the Snow Plow Operators will be held financially responsible for any damages to a homeowner's property deemed to be on the Municipal road allowance when performing their daily maintenance operations. This includes, but is not limited to, damages involving fences, mailboxes, entranceways and irrigation systems. There is no practical way to plow the roads without depositing snow into driveways.

Municipal staff and snow plow operators appreciate your cooperation and will continue to maintain the Municipal road system to the best of their ability.

For more information please see our Snow Plowing brochure. 

Significant Weather event

In case of a declaration of a significant weather event. Please view this information.