City plows start to clear side streets

Residents living on what are called secondary routes, essentially residential streets, should be getting some relief from snow-covered roads.
The City of Barrie started to send out residential snow plows at midnight, Wednesday (when the overnight on-street parking ban came into effect), to clear slush and snow from residential streets. With the warmer temperatures, the snow is softening up and will allow the City to remove slush from the roadway before it freezes, a City spokesperson said.
The Overnight Parking By-law means on-street parking is not permitted from 3–6 a.m. within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and on other city streets from 12:01–7 a.m., Dec. 1 through March 31, to allow plows to clear streets of snow and so that large emergency vehicles can get down the street.
The City has developed planned levels of winter road service to for weather conditions in Barrie. A combination of City-owned trucks and contracted units provide snow-plowing services to Barrie roads through our Priority and Secondary route system. For more information about snow removal, visit