When will my street be plowed?

During a snow event, City roads are plowed according to a priority system aimed at supporting the greater public safety and public transportation access.

  • Priority 1 - Maintain accessibility for emergency vehicles and transit vehicles on collector, arterial and emergency and bus routes that connect major sections of the community.
  • Priority 2 - Maintain safe travel routes and accessibility for vehicles on non-arterial and collector routes that provide access to school sites, community care facilities, fire stations, hospitals, police stations, and the central business districts. Clearing these routes may be advanced or delayed depending on the weather event’s intensity, severity or duration.
  • Priority 3 - Maintain safe travel routes and accessibility for vehicles on all remaining routes. Clearing these routes may be advanced or delayed depending on the weather event’s intensity, severity or duration.

You can find out what priority route your street is by consulting the Coquitlam Snow Response Plan (PDF). You can also report an area of concern by using our Snow Response Request Tool.

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1. When will my street be plowed?
2. How do I report an area that needs plowing or a sidewalk that hasn’t been shoveled?
3. Why did the plow fill my driveway with snow?
4. Why can’t I just shovel snow onto the road for the plow to pick it up?
5. Why hasn’t the City cleared the cul de sacs?
6. Why hasn’t the City plowed my lane?
7. Should I move my basketball hoop?
8. Why hasn’t my road been salted yet? It’s very icy!
9. Why hasn’t the City cleared the catch basin in front of my home? It’s covered in snow!
10. Does the City plow curb to curb?
11. Why can’t the City remove the snow instead of piling it up?
12. What if I have a medical emergency and can’t get out of my house?
13. What if I have a regular medical condition and I need to be able to get out of my house in order to receive treatment or medical attention?
14. How much of my taxes goes towards snow removal every year?