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Winter & Roads Reminder

Winter Parking Restrictions

In accordance with By-Law 03-21 No person shall park or permit to be parked any motor vehicle or trailer on any roadway between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. during the months of November, December, January, February, March, and to the 15th of April inclusive in one year (winter season) within the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley.


Residents of the Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley should be advised that all sidewalks within the Township are closed beginning November 1st of each year; and remain closed until April 15th of the following year. The Township will not be performing any maintenance, including snow and ice control.  In accordance with By-law 20-09, every person uses a closed sidewalk at their own risk and the Township is not liable for any damage sustained.

Snow Removal

During the winter season, Public Works staff monitors weather conditions through road patrols and local forecasts to strategically dispatch crews to clear roads and ensure safety for the municipality.

The Public Works department provides winter maintenance to Township roads through snow clearing and ice control.  The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville are responsible for clearing and maintaining County Roads.  Operations may be conducted seven days per week, depending on the timing of snow and ice events. Drivers’ maximum number of hours worked per day are regulated by the Province of Ontario. The Public Works Department will work to be as effective, efficient, and professional as possible under these conditions.

Snow at ends of driveways

There will always be snow that is deposited into driveway openings by the plow after snowfall as this cannot be avoided.  Homeowners are responsible for clearing their driveway of snow.  If you are unable to clear this snow, we suggest you contact family, neighbours or contractors that can help with snow removal.

Placing snow or ice on a roadway is a violation under the Highway Traffic Act.  It is also a safety hazard for pedestrians and vehicles, causing snowy and slippery conditions and hampers our operations and delays clean-up by requiring equipment to return to previously cleared areas.  Please place all snow onto grassy areas or where there is no walkway or road.

More information about the Township’s Public Works operations can be found at https://ektwp.ca/government/public-works/.