Snowplowing of County Roads

County of Wetaskiwin has 2,024 kilometers of roadways, 75 subdivisions, 8 Hamlets which are cleared with a combination of equipment from truck snowplows to graders.  

There are 12 grader beats in the County, with an average of 100 kilometers per beat.  

Patrol Operators

Public Works crews do their best to ensure that roadways are opened up as quickly as possible; however time frames will vary depending on the severity and duration of the storm. Click here to see the County’s Gravel Road Maintenance Requirements Policy #3205.

The County will not clear snow from mailboxes on any numbered Highways.

Snow Clean Up Efforts
Once all County roads have been opened up, crews and equipment begin the longer process of roadway clean-up.

Graders make clean-up passes to breakdown the windrows along the ditches, to help improve line of sight and also to move snow further into the ditch for future snow storage and proper spring drainage. 

Graders are also equipped with specialized ice blades (Sandvik) to help break up the ice to allow gravel to surface – in an effort to provide for better traction on ice packed roads.