The Town of Grand Bay-Westfield wishes to inform residents that 2016-2021 Snow Control Service is being provided on a contract basis by AVL Construction Inc. At the commencement of a storm salt spreaders will place salt on the hills and at intersections; snow control operations begin when snow accumulation reaches 2″ (4 cm). Snow control operations proceed simultaneously from the following locations:
- Inglewood Dr., Woolastook Dr., Highland Rd., Brandy Point Estates
- Park Ave., Beverley Hills Dr., Valley View Dr., Leila St., June Avenue
- Fire Station #2, Mallard Dr., MacLean Rd., Sunnyside Dr.
- Route #177
- Hillandale Dr., Timberlee Manor Rd., Ononette Rd., Central Ave.
- Murray St., Thompson Rd., George St., Pamdenec Rd.
- Bayview Rd., Shannon Rd., Ash Glen Lane
The Town Traffic By-law has the following regulations to assist Snow Control Service:
No person shall park a motor vehicle on the streets of the Town between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 7:00 am where such parking would impede snowplowing and snow removal.
NOTE: ILLEGAL PARKING MAY RESULT IN MOTOR VEHICLE(S) BEING TOWED AT THE OWNER’S EXPENSE.
No person shall park a vehicle within an area so designated in front of or adjacent to the entrance of Fire Station No. 1 in the Community Centrum Building on Allan Street or in front of the vehicle doors at Fire Station No. 2, Nerepis Road. No person shall place snow or ice upon any street, sidewalk, or square in such manner that impedes or is likely to impede movement of traffic or pedestrians. Parking on Murray Street may impede response times for emergency vehicles when responding to the seniors complex during winter storms.
RESIDENTS MAY CONTACT AVL CONSTRUCTION INC. AT 738-2230 WITH INQUIRIES, REQUESTS, AND CONCERNS ABOUT SNOW CONTROL SERVICE.
WINTER SNOW AND ICE CONTROL OPERATIONAL CHANGE
In previous years mainly sand/salt mix has been used on roads. Starting this year new controls are being implemented to ensure product is applied at the right time, in the right place, and in the right amount to protect the environment, motorists, and pedestrians. Except during extremely cold temperatures, salt will be applied to melt snow and ice. Residents are accustomed to seeing sand on the roads, as sand has no chemical properties to melt snow and ice, sand will only be used when road temperatures are below the working temperature for salt. As such residents should not expect to see sand on the roads for every storm.