Public Notice: Snow Clearing Operations and Safety Reminders in Corner Brook

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory

With changes in weather conditions over the last week, City crews are converting their snowclearing equipment to our snowblower units. Our focus will be sending the blowers to do the collector roads, school routes, and higher elevation areas of the City where snow accumulates quicker. Once this is completed, equipment will spread out into the residential areas.

Residents are reminded to think about safety during snowclearing operations. Families are encouraged to remind children of the dangers of playing in snowbanks during snow clearing operations and to teach children to never play in the snowbanks and stay back from roads and sidewalk when they see plowing equipment in operation. When playing, children are not always attentive or may be inhibited from hearing the equipment approaching. Plow operators vision can be hampered by snowclouds created while plowing and may not see children playing.

Snow Safety Message

  • Building snow tunnels and forts near the road is extremely dangerous. At times during snowclearing operations snow plows operator’s sometime have limited visibility.
  • High snow banks can bring children within contact range of live wires. Speak to your children about the dangers of electricity.
  • Children inside a tunnel, in high snowbanks, or near the end of a driveway may not be seen. which can create dangerous snow conditions and risk of serious harm. Residents are asked to be vigilant and carefully supervise winter play of all children
  • Refrain from parking in a manner that impedes snowblowing operations.
  • A City employee will be designated a spotter in advance of the snowblower. Please do not approach our snowblower or operators while in progress.

Other Safety Tips

  • Do not drive distracted.
  • Slow down and keep back at least three car lengths from snow clearing equipment. Don’t drive into a snow cloud.
  • Be Visible: Turn on your headlights and wear your seat belt.
  • Stay alert for snowplows, which turn or exit frequently and often with little warning. They also may travel over centerlines or partially in traffic to further improve road conditions.
  • Be patient and remember snowplows are working to improve road conditions for your City.
  • Turn off cruise control.

The City of Corner Brook thanks all residents for their cooperation! More information about the City’s winter operations is available at the City’s official website,

Bonita Decaire
Information Officer | City of Corner Brook
709-637-1662 |

March 11, 2019 11:35 am