Your cooperation and patience regarding snow removal is encouraged and appreciated. We take care of major thoroughfares first.
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Town of Olds Public Works staff clear snow off the streets. Snow removal is always a big part of the municipal budget.

 
Snowfall Maintenance

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Our Public Works staff work hard year round to ensure that roadways and alleys are maintained and kept accessible to all residents at all times of the year. Emergency routes, main collectors and school routes take priority over other areas. During periods of heavy snowfall or other extreme weather conditions, please have patience as maintenance crews work to get to your area as quickly as possible. Predicting the amount of snowfall over the winter (especially in Alberta) is a difficult thing to do - the Town of Olds is committed to maintaining a balanced budget, and to providing cost-effective, efficient service. Your cooperation and patience regarding snow removal is encouraged and much appreciated by the Town and your fellow citizens.

Snow Removal from Sidewalks
Snow and ice that is not removed from the sidewalks can be a safety hazard for people using the sidewalk, increasing the risk they may slip and fall. It can also be an obstacle for strollers, wheelchairs, etc.

As a result, the Town of Olds requires property owners and renters to remove snow, ice and slush from their sidewalks within 48 hours from deposit. Even though the sidewalks are owned by the Town, it is the resident’s responsibility to take care of, and maintain them.

  • Snow and ice will be considered removed when the sidewalk is cleaned for the entire width of the sidewalk surface as completely and reasonably as possible.
  • Applying a de-icing mixture can help remove ice from sidewalks.
  • When an owner or renter is absent, the owner/renter must make arrangements to ensure the sidewalks are maintained in accordance with the Community Standards Bylaw.
  • When the Town receives a complaint about sidewalks that are not cleared, Municipal Enforcement investigates and may issue an 'Order to Comply'.
  • To report a sidewalk that has not been cleared within 48 hours of a snowfall, please use Report a Problem feature on our website.
  • All owners shall ensure that NO snow is removed from their property and placed on any public sidewalk, alley, roadway, or street in the Town of Olds.
  • If snowfalls are anticipated, residents are asked to be proactive and remove their vehicles from the street until the snow has been cleared off the road.
  • Vehicles must be moved if they are blocking access for snow clearing trucks and crews.

For information on local organizations and volunteers willing to assist with snow/ice removal, please contact Core Services.

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