As winter approaches the City of Sarnia would like to make residents aware of sidewalk winter maintenance processes in accordance with By-law 144-of-2019.

To ensure major walking routes to access transit and other services remain accessible, the City clears snow from sidewalks on designated primary roads/routes. Sidewalks on designated routes are also treated to prevent ice accumulation.

Sidewalks not on these routes are not maintained during winter months.

Sidewalk snow removal takes place after eight or more centimetres of snow has accumulated and is generally complete within 48 hours. In instances of significant weather events the timelines for clearing of sidewalks may be extended.

For more information, including maps of designated sidewalk clearing routes, visit