City of Brandon Launches Text Notifications For Snow Clearing Events

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The City of Brandon Public Works Department in association with the Information Technology Department are pleased to announce a new text messaging alert system* that will give residents the option to subscribe to an automated text message allowing residents to be notified when crews will be in their area for snow removal.

To subscribe, navigate to textme.brandon.ca and complete the form with your mobile phone number, address, and select the Snow Clearing Alerts option.

Once subscribed, during a snow clearing event, residents will receive a text notification when:

  • Snow clearing has started for Priority 1 routes
  • Snow clearing has been completed for Priority 1 routes
  • Snow clearing has started for their zone**
  • Snow clearing has been completed for their zone**

To unsubscribe from notifications, a subscriber can reply QUIT to any of the text messages.

*Standard Text Messaging Rates may apply.

**Zones are based on the address put in by the subscriber. Zone information can be found on snowmap.brandon.ca.

For a comprehensive overview of the City of Brandon’s snow-clearing procedures, visit brandon.ca/snow-removal.

Residents are also reminded that the best way to stay up to date on all regular snow plowing activities conducted by the City of Brandon’s Streets & Roads Section is by visiting snowmap.brandon.ca. To report a snow removal issue, residents can visit brandon.ca/report-an-issue.

The interactive online map is updated regularly through the winter season to show when snow plowing or snow removal activity is scheduled along a snow route, within various residential zones, in a back lane, or on a designated pedestrian route. Via the map’s tracking features, users can also stay on top of snow plowing or removal activity as crews make their way through a respective route or zone.

(City of Brandon PSA)