Frequently Asked Questions
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The snowplough has left a large deposit of snow at the bottom of my driveway. Will they come back to remove it?
The windrows (piles of snow left by the plow at the bottom of driveway), are the responsibility of the homeowner to remove. Operators do their best to minimize the amount of windrow left by the plow, but depending on the amount of snow that has fallen or cars parked on the street sometimes a larger amount of snow is left. The City understands how frustrating this can be for our residents who have just cleared their driveway, but unfortunately this is unavoidable.
What are residents responsible for during winter control?
Residents are responsible for clearing snow from their walkways, sidewalks and driveways; as well as ensuring that cars are not parked on the street, impeding winter control operations. In addition to three hour parking, vehicles are not to be parked on any road in the City of Pickering between 2:00 am and 5:00 am, from December 1 to March 31. This parking regulation is designed to keep Pickering's streets clear of vehicles so that the snow plough operators can clear away ice and snow quickly and easily during the overnight hours when there is less traffic volume. Vehicles are also not permitted to be parked on the road at any time while the City's snow plough operators are clearing ice and snow. If a snowfall is in the forecast, it is a good idea to move your vehicle off the road.
My streetlight is burnt out, who do I report that to?
To report your concerns, please contact the Customer Care Centre by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 905.683.7575, 1.877.420.4666. Please give us a description of the location of the streetlight or the number on the pole.
Please click on the link to fill out a Service Request form.