Snow clearing priorities

Safety is something we take very seriously. Athabasca County’s priority during snow events is to keep the travelling public safe by clearing priority roads, those with hills and bus routes, as well as other rural roads first.

Athabasca County also subsidizes a snow clearing service for rural residential properties called the Residential Driveway Snow Clearing Program.

Each year we receive a number of calls shortly after a snowfall asking when our graders will be arriving. Subscribers to the program are reminded that depending on the timing and length of the snow event(s) snow clearing crews may take several days, or longer, to get to your property and clear the driveway.

While we do endeavour to clear rural residential driveways as soon as possible, we must keep our focus of keeping the travelling public safe first.

Private Snow Removal Contractors

To assist residents with snow clearing during times of extreme snowfall a list of private snow clearing contractors is being maintained by Infrastructure Services. All services provided by contractors to residents are considered private and outside of services provided by the County.

If you are a contractor that wishes to be added to the list, or a resident who needs to contact these private businesses for snow clearing, please contact our office.

Athabasca County Admin Office

780-675-2273 |