Public Works Department Preparing For Snow Clearing Event

January 13, 2022

Brandon, MB – City of Brandon Public Works Department is preparing for a snow clearing event as the forecast is showing a snowfall warning of 10-15 cm overnight. If that accumulation is 10 cm or more, crews will start a full snow clearing event tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.

Snowfall amount, density of snow, humidity, rising or falling temperatures, wind velocity and direction along with the time of year, all play a part in how the City’s Public Works Department responds to any particular snow event. If a Citywide plowing program is implemented, it will be completed immediately after a snow event. 

Snow plowing and/or snow removal are conducted according to a priority system. When storms are continuous, or closely follow one another, operations will be repeated or continued on the routes of the highest priority, before moving onto routes of a lesser priority. These route designations include the following: 


Priority One "A" (P1A) 

  • Include main routes to be plowed within 24 hours of the start of a snow event 

  • Main arterial streets throughout the city to ensure ease of travel and plowed streets are evenly spread city wide 

  • Once finished P1A route crews will move directly into P1 routes 


Priority One (P1) 

  • Include routes that primarily consist of arterial and collector streets, City bus routes and some selected residential streets. 

  • The clearing of snow on these streets is the main emphasis of the snow clearing program following a snow event. City crews, however, may be clearing other streets while the P1 routes are being cleared. 

  • Depending on conditions these streets are normally cleared in the first 24 to 72 hours (about 3 days) after plowing commences. 


If residents have any inquiries about snow clearing in their area, they can do the following: 

  • Visit for regular updates 

  • Sign up for Text notifications at

  • Call 204-729-2285 either during regular business hours or after hours if they have any emergent concerns 


The public is encouraged to not call another phone number other than 204-729-2285 to ensure a timely response to their inquiry. 

For more information on snow removal, please visit

During any snow event the Public Works Department appreciates your cooperation, please be patient, we will get to your street as soon as possible. 

*Text notifications will be used to notify you of snow clearing occurring within the city, as well as events specific to your zone.