Grader Snowplowing: What You Should Know

Please be aware that County snow crews require your cooperation in order to keep our roads clear throughout the winter. The following snowplow FAQ is designed to help residents understand and plan for some of the key factors involved in the County's annual snow maintenance program.

Why does the snow plow leave a windrow at the end of my driveway?

Plow operators do not intentionally block driveways, but they have limited control over the amount and direction of snow that comes off the plow. When clearing your driveway, try to pile the snow on the right side (standing in your driveway and looking towards the road). This can help reduce the amount of snow that is pushed onto your driveway when a snow plow/grader passes. As well, when pushing the snow from your driveway across the road, please ensure that it is placed accordingly by your neighbors driveway (right side if you are standing in their driveway and looking towards the road) – see diagram below.

News Snowplow Tips Diagram

Why can’t I push snow out onto the road?

Depositing snow and/or ice on the road creates hazardous traffic conditions which could result in an accident. Please make sure you are aware that this practice is unsafe, not permitted and subject to a fine.

Why is the lawn/ditch sometimes damaged by the snow plow/grader?

While operators try to be careful, some degree of damage is unavoidable. Snow plows and graders have to be large enough to move deep, heavy snow. Deep or drifted snow conditions often hide the road edge and, unfortunately, the plows/graders can cause damage to grass. When sod is frozen, damage is minimal; however, when sod is not frozen, it lifts away very easily. Again, although our operators are professional and conscientious, please remember that these situations are part of our great Alberta winters!

Community Events at a Glance

  • 02 May
    Sangudo Parent & Tot 02 May 2017 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM

    Drop by with your children aged newborn to six years old to meet new friends, socialize, and play with the wonderful toys in the Sangudo Early Children Room! Drop in program; no pre-registration required!

  • 03 May
    Baby Network 03 May 2017 04:45 PM to 06:15 PM

    Facilitated by Public Health Nurses. Come meet other parents, discover parenting strategies, learn about great resources in your community, feeding and sleeping tips, and more! Pre-registration required. Childcare is available but MUST be requested at time of registration.

  • 05 May
    Raising Resilient Children 05 May 2017 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM

    Learn strategies to help your child "bounce back" from setbacks, deal with adversity, react positively and adapt well to change when things don't go as expected or hoped. Pre-registration is required by May 2nd. Childcare is available but MUST requested at time

  • 02 May - 05 May
  • 06 May - 09 May
  • 10 May - 11 May
  • 12 May - 17 May
  • 23 May - 30 May
  • 31 May - 07 Jun

About the County

Founded in 1944, Lac Ste. Anne County is a municipal district in central Alberta, Canada. It is located in Census Division 13, roughly 45 minutes northwest of Edmonton. The County's administrative office is located in the Hamlet of Sangudo. Its namesake comes from its largest body of water, Lac Ste. Anne.

Contact Information

  Box 219, Sangudo AB T0E 2A0
 lsac (@) lsac.ca
 1-866-880-5722
 (780) 785-3411
 (780) 785-2359