Snow and Ice Control Program

Our priority for snow and ice control is public safety. That means keeping city roads drivable and safe so Red Deerians can get where they need to go throughout the winter.


We use a coloured route system to determine when we plow each road:

Purple Hills, bridges, overpasses, high hazard locations and hospital access Plow within 8 hours of 5 cm accumulation.
Red Major arterial roads Plow within 72 hours of 8 cm accumulation.
Blue Downtown roads (Snow Zone D) Plow and remove within 4 days of a 5-10 cm snow pack
(30-40 cm accumulated snowfall).
Plowing happens overnight (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.).
Green Collectors, Transit Routes, and residential streets adjacent to schools Plow and remove within 15 days of a 5-10 cm snow pack (30-40 cm accumulated snowfall).
Grey Residential streets Plow within 15 days of a 5-10 cm snow pack (30-40 cm accumulated snowfall) with windrows left on both sides of the street.
Orange Industrial and commercial areas Plow within 5 days of a 15 cm snow pack; plowing can start prior to the 15 cm trigger when it makes operational sense to do so.

What route are you on?

Use our Find Your Snow Zone tool to find out which route you're on, what Snow Zone you're in and if your street is scheduled for plowing.

Our Snow and Ice program is guided by the PS-A-2.2 Integrated & Accessible Transportation (Snow & Ice) (pdf) policy.

Check the schedule

View the Snow Plowing Schedule and Map to see when plowing is scheduled.

Snow Zone Plowing

Find out what snow zone you are and learn about residential plowing.

Sign up for notifications

Sign up for Notify Red Deer's Snow Zone notifications to get a text, email or phone call before we plow.