Snow Zone Alerts

Snow Zone alerts are issued during residential plowing to keep residents informed about plowing in their Snow Zone. Separate alerts will be issued for Green and Grey Routes in each Snow Zone. Here’s what you need to know about residential snow plowing:

  • Snow plowing is scheduled and announced by Snow Zone and Route. To find your Snow Zone and Route, go to Know Your Snow Zone. If you entered more than one address in Notify Red Deer, you will receive notifications for all addresses.
  • Snow Zone alerts are typically sent one to two days in advance of plowing. Most Snow Zones usually take two to three days to plow, so your street may not be plowed on the first day your Snow Zone is scheduled to start. Your vehicle needs to be off the street every day plowing is scheduled until the street is plowed. 
  • Plowing on Green Routes occurs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday. “No parking” signs are placed on the street at least 12 hours in advance of plowing. Vehicles left on Green Routes will be ticketed and towed.*
  • Plowing on Grey Routes occurs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. “No parking” signs are NOT used on individual streets; instead large signs are placed at the entrances to neighbourhoods. Vehicles left on Grey Routes will be ticketed and plowed in.*  
  • Green Routes are plowed to bare pavement and snow is removed. Grey Routes are plowed to a 5 cm snowpack with windrows left on both sides of the street. City crews will remove windrows from front facing driveways and place the snow on the windrow on the remainder of the street.
  • The schedule is based on current conditions and is subject to change. We will send a new alert if the schedule changes. 

*Signage specifications are in accordance with the Traffic Bylaw, and are the only requirement for the issuance of tickets. All other notifications (Snow Zone alerts, social media, Snow Zone hotline, etc.) are additional communication methods to remind residents when to move their vehicles.