Transportation & Environment Services
Snow plowing on King Street

Winter Management Plan

The City of Saint John Winter Management Plan aims to maintain accessibility of streets and sidewalks vital to the safe movement of people, vehicles and goods throughout the winter season.

Winter Management       Road Maintenance Sidewalk Maintenance
 WMP 2020 - Winter Management Plan      Winter Road Maintenance     Winter Sidewalk Maintenance
Snow Plow Routes

The City of Saint John uses the Winter Management Plan for Streets and Sidewalks to determine street and sidewalk snow plowing service objectives.

Snow plow routes are established to maintain safe travel routes on arterial streets, emergency routes and highway connections (Priority 1) as well as major bus routes, business districts, and in school and community zones (Priority 2).

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This map also shows the location of fire hydrants and catch basins. There are approximately 8300 catch basins across the city. Citizens can help with drainage from snow melt  and access to hydrants by clearing these areas near their property, when possible.

Snow Bans and Parking Restrictions

On-street parking bans may be called to allow for more effective and efficient snow plowing. If a parking pan is called, vehicles cannot be parked on the streets overnight.

• All vehicles must be moved off the streets between the hours of midnight and 7:00 a.m.
• Motorists must make their own arrangements for off-street parking during a ban.
• Any vehicle impeding snow removal operations will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

The City has 2 different parking bans:


South Central Peninsula


To find out whether a temporary overnight parking ban has been declared, call the Snow Parking Ban Recorded Information Line at 658-4040. You can also check the City of Saint John website for updates or register for email notifications.

Residents are reminded that there is no overnight parking at City arena parking lots. You may be ticketed or towed.


2018-2019 Winter Management Plan

Appendix A - Challenges of Winter Service

Appendix B - Street Plow Routes

Appendix C - Winter Sidewalk Servicing

Appendix D - On-Street Parking Restrictions

Appendix E - Municipal By-laws


Roadway Maintenance

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