Public Service Announcement

Snow Clearing Regulations 

Information for the Public

Release Date: April 27, 2020




The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is asking for the assistance and cooperation of residents as we near the end of the winter season to ensure the safety of the general public.

The Municipal Enforcement Department has received many calls related to residents using snowblowers to throw snow onto residental roadways. The Municipal Traffic Regulations in particular section 17 (a) states:

  1. At any time during a snow storm and for twelve (12) hours thereafter, no person shall park an unattended vehicle on any street within the Town.


(a) No person shall deposit, throw, sweep or place any accumulation of snow or ice on any street, sidewalk or public parking lot within the limits of the Town, providing that this regulation shall not apply to employees or contractors of council while engaged in snow clearing operations.

In the interest of public safety, the Town also encourages the public to become familiar with the Municipal Traffic Regulations related to Snow Clearing. The snow clearing regulations are in effect from November 01, 2019 to April 30, 2020.


To provide safety for both pedestrian and motorist alike, residents are advised not to throw or place snow from front lawns onto streets, doing so is a ticketable offence.

The full Traffic Regulations (including section 17 a.) related to snow clearing can be found in the Quick Links section of the Town’s website or by clicking the below link:


The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay Municipal Enforcement Officer will be actively patrolling the Town’s roadways to enforce the regulations. Individuals who violate the municipal regulations are subject to being fined.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping the streets clear and safe.