Snow Clearing

Weather Information Centre

In any event of adverse weather, it is important to be informed and prepared as a precaution. The Weather Information Centre is the go-to resource for everything you need. It includes tips on how to prepare, links to relevant authorities, and the latest information on closures and service impacts. Click here to view.

Snow Clearing Regulations

Residents are advised of the following snow clearing regulations:

  • No vehicle is permitted to park on any street within the city from December 1 to March 31 each year, both days inclusive, between the hours of 1:00am and 8:00am.
  • 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.

Violators will be fined for non-compliance of regulations. View official snow clearing regulations here.

Snow Plow Tracker

Our city works hard to keep our streets safe and clear from snow and ice. The Snow Plow Tracker is an interactive map that allows you to follow active city vehicles as they clear the roads and you can see where they have been in the past 2, 4, 12 and 24 hours.

The Snow Plow Tracker can be viewed here:


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.


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 Damage Report

Has your property been damaged as a result of city snow clearing equipment? If so, please fill out this online form to request a repair. Please note that the city does not repair damages due to snow load, nor does the city repair damages to structures located in the city’s right-of-way area on residential front/side yards.

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: