Snow Removal

Snow Plow

During winter events the main roads are cleared and salted first, followed by residential and secondary roads. Snow removal takes time, especially in heavy accumulation. If you see snow removal equipment, please keep a safe distance. Snow Plows can create temporary white-out conditions with blowing snow and have limited control of the amount and direction of the snow coming off the blade. Please refrain from pushing driveway snow back onto the road as this can create a hazard to the road users.

The Town of LaSalle also clears and salts municipal parking lots and facilities.

During winter snowfall, property owners are encouraged to:

  • Remove vehicles and sports equipment from roadways and park in your driveway
  • Keep catch basins clear of snow and ice for proper drainage during a thaw
  • Keep fire hydrants clear and visible
  • Clear snow and ice from the municipal sidewalk abutting your property
  • Place garbage cans and recycle bins in driveway approach, not on snow banks or the road.

It is recommended that residents wait to clear their driveway approaches until the plows have been able to clear the curb lanes. During snow removal, the equipment operators cannot lift their blade every time they come to a driveway approach.

Please see our Snow Removal Route Map for your information. Accessible formats or communication supports are available upon request. Please contact Public Works at 519-969-4143 for your request.  

We appreciate your patience and understanding during winter weather events. Let's work together to keep our roads and sidewalks safe.

LaSalle’s Grade One Students Name the Snowplow Sonic le chasse-neige 

students and snowplow

On Thursday, November 30,  the Town of LaSalle Public Works Department and Sonic le chasse-neige paid a special visit to the grade one students of École élémentaire Monseigneur-Augustin-Caron to congratulate them on winning the Name the Snowplow contest. Photos with the new snowplow, a candy conveyor belt, and students taking turns sitting at the helm of the plow made it a memorable visit. 

In September, LaSalle elementary school grade one students participated in a Name the Snowplow Contest by entering a name on behalf of their school for the new snowplow that will be hitting Town of LaSalle streets this winter. Entries were received from St. Joseph’s Catholic Elementary, École élémentaire Monseigneur-Augustin-Caron, LaSalle Public, Legacy Oak Trail Public School, and Holy Cross Catholic Elementary School. 

Voting and the announcement of the official new name, Sonic le chasse-neige, took place at the LaSalle Truck or Treat event at the Vollmer Complex on Saturday, October 28. “We wanted to make this a fun contest all around by starting with a creative contest, holding the voting at a unique Town event that could feature the snowplow, and congratulate the winning students in an exciting way,” said Mark Beggs, Manager of Roads and Parks. “Seeing the kids smiling faces today means the contest was a success.” 

The winning name is proudly affixed to the new single-axle snowplow used by the Roads department for winter maintenance. Other creative entries were Snowdozer, Snowflake, Frostbite, and The Icer. Thanks to our local schools for participating.