Winter Maintenance


The Municipality of South Huron is responsible for maintaining 350 kms of roadway and 44 kms of sidewalk according to the provincially prescribed standards for winter maintenance (Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, O. Reg. 239/02). In the event of snowfall, plowing crews are dispatched when approximately 8 cm of snow has fallen to clear a pre-determined list of streets, sidewalks, and parking lots.

South Huron is equipped with three graders, six plow trucks (road salt/sanders) and two sidewalk plows. Following each snow plowing event, a clean-up process follows where additional plowing is completed to further clear the roadway as well as re-salt the roads, if necessary.

On-street parking

Residents are reminded that on-street parking during a snow event is not permitted at any time of the day or night. If you park on the street during a snow event, your vehicle will be ticketed and may be towed. On-street parking during a snow event severely slows down route clearing, and in some cases, stops snow clearing all together. Overnight parking on municipal streets and parking lots are not permitted between the hours of 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. as per the Parking By-Law 47-2001.


You can help keep sidewalks safe for all residents by clearing snow and ice as soon as possible after a snowfall. Keeping the sidewalks clear helps to ensure that all pedestrians, especially those using walkers, scooters and strollers, will be safe.

Main Street

Owners or occupants of buildings fronting Main Street in Exeter from Gidley Street to Simcoe Street are required to clear away snow and ice from the sidewalks and snow and ice on roofs within a twenty-four (24) hour period of a snow event as per Municipal By-Law 3-2004.

Super mailboxes

The Municipality of South Huron does not perform snow removal operations around super mailboxes. Please contact Canada Post (1-800-267-1177) for snow removal in our area.


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