Snow Plowing on Regina Streets
City crews keep our roads as clear and as safe as possible this winter. Help crews help you this winter by:
- Park in your driveway or garage. Crews can plow the streets quicker when there are not vehicles parked on major streets and roads after a major snowfall.
- Drive carefully near snow removal equipment. Stay back 15 metres (3.5 car lengths) and do not pass since flying snow from the plow may reduce visibility and the road ahead has not yet been cleared.
- Leave extra time for travel. Slow down for safety and plan your route in advance. If you can’t drive because of the snow, consider taking Regina Transit.
During a heavy snowfall or blizzard, the City of Regina’s first objective is to maintain Category 1 and 2 roads to ensure emergency vehicles can reach a home or business if required. Check out our social media channels for information about current plowing operations during snow events.
Once the snowstorm subsides, crews shift their focus to systematically plow streets and control ice to help re-establish traffic flow. Streets are grouped into categories and plowed in the order below.
- Category 1 roads are plowed within 24 hours after a major snow event and a minimum of 5 cm of snow. They include major arterials and hospital routes such as Albert Street, Broad Street, Victoria Avenue, Lewvan Drive and Ring Road.
- Category 2 roads are plowed within 36 hours after a major snow event and a minimum of 5 cm of snow. They include minor arterials and high volume collections such as Elphinstone Street, Broadway Avenue and Regina Avenue.
- Category 3 roads are plowed within 48 hours after a major snow event and a minimum of 10 cm of snow. These include low volume major collectors, industrial/commercial and Regina Transit routes not covered in Category 1 or 2.
- Category 4 roads are plowed within 60 hours after a major snow even and a minimum of 10 cm of snow. These include minor collectors and the streets around school zones like Wakefield Crescent and Fairview Road.
- Category 5 roads are plowed after 25 cm of snow in a single major snow event, or when ruts exceed 10 cm in depth. These are residential streets and are completed as weather and time permits.
Review winter maintenance key points for more information about snow plowing.
To report a problem on a street or road, use the City’s online Contact Us form or call 306-777-7000 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. (holidays excepted.)
View the City of Regina's Winter Maintenance Policy.