Snow Clearing

Winter Parking Restrictions

Residents are advised of the following snow clearing regulations. Violators will be fined for non-compliance of regulations. View official snow clearing regulations here.

  • Parking Ban: No vehicle is permitted to park on any street within the City from December 1 – March 31 each year, both days inclusive, between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  • No vehicle is permitted to park on any street within the City during a storm (snow or ice) and for 12 hours thereafter.
  • Any unattended vehicle parked on any street contrary to these regulations may be removed and impounded at the owner’s expense.
  • No person shall shovel, plow, blow or cause to be shoveled, plowed or blown, any residue snow from a driveway or parking lot onto any street, carriage way or sidewalk within the City.



Sidewalk snow removal

Mount Pearl is divided into various snow clearing and salting routes to ensure residents receive high quality services. Priority clearing for sidewalks is as follows:

  1. School zones.
  2. Mains roads: Commonwealth Avenue, Ruth Avenue, Park Avenue, Smallwood Drive, Topsail Road, Old Placentia road, Farrell Drive, and Mount Carson Avenue.
  3. Residential areas: When weather conditions allow, the City will focus efforts on clearing residential sidewalks. However, if there is a high volume of snow, school zones and main roads are the priorities.

Walking trails

Throughout the winter months, the City grooms areas of its trail system for walking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. For more details, please click here.

Is your mailbox blocked by snow?

If there’s snow around your mailbox that’s preventing you from getting your mail you’ll need to create a service ticket with Canada Post. To do this, please visit Canada Post’s website here or call 1-866-607-6301.

Winter safety 

While winter is a great season for outdoor activities, snow can bring both fun and danger for children. Snow plows and snow clearing equipment are a potentially dangerous draw for younger children. The City’s winter safety awareness program is designed to keep children safe around snow clearing equipment and during winter play.  Safey Snowplow is the City’s winter safety mascot, and every year he teaches children in grades K-6 important safety messages. View our resources below.

Winter Safety Guide for Parents 
Safey Snowplow Activity Booklet
Safey Snowplow Poster