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MD Snow removal protocols

The MD's Road Maintenance Program is dedicated to providing snow and ice control measures to ensure the safety of all travelers.

It is important to keep in mind that Alberta Transportation is responsible for clearing all provincial highways.

After a snowfall event, MD crews begin clearing snow and ice from the roads under their control. It can take between 8 and 12 hours to clear priority roads, and about three days for all MD-managed roads to be cleared (depending on accumulation). A larger or continuous snowfall event may extend the time necessary to clear snow from all local roads.

The MD is responsible for range roads, township roads and subdivision roads. MD crews work to the best of their collective ability to clear roads quickly and safely following a snowfall event.

Unfortunately, the MD cannot accommodate individual calls requesting snow removal. The priority is to clear the MD-managed road network as quickly as possible. When the snow falls, please drive in accordance to the conditions and allow for extra travel time.

Please visit the Transportation section of the website for an FAQ about MD snow removal protocols.

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MD administration offices are open from Monday to Friday between 8:15am and 4:30pm.
Main Office: Box 722 - 3000, 15th Ave SE, Slave Lake, AB
T:780.849.4888  F:1.866.449.4888
Sub-office: 660061 Range Road 20, Flatbush, AB
T:780.681.3929  F:1.866.681.3929




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