Snow and Ice Control

Storm Response

During a snowstorm, Township of Langley crews work around the clock to ensure our roads are safe. More than 500 kilometres of roadway are maintained during snow and ice events. The Township’s Snow and Ice Control policy  categorizes roadways as First, Second, or Third Priority Routes.

First, Second and Third Priority Routes

Township of Langley Snow and Ice Control policy  requires maintaining road surfaces in good winter condition (which does not mean bare pavement) through continued use of assigned personnel and equipment, subject to availability of resources.

To meet this requirement, the Township provides street sanding, salting, and plowing based on priority routes:

First Priority Routes

  • Major collector roads, arterial roads, school zones, bus routes, and hilly areas.
  • 310 kilometres of roadway
  • Ongoing service, as long as poor conditions exist

Second Priority Routes

  • Industrial roads, commercial roads, and secondary through roads in residential areas located between arterial or major collector roads.
  • 196 kilometres of roadway.
  • Service during regular business hours, with minimal overtime authorized.
  • Note: If conditions deteriorate on any higher priority route, resources are redirected back to first priority routes.

Third Priority Routes

  • “Condition-based” service on all remaining residential roads. When snow accumulation exceeds 250 millimetres (10 inches) in the centre of the travel portion of the road, as measured by a Township roads superintendent, a plow may make a single pass.
  • Service during regular business hours.
  • Sanding and salting at intersections when conditions warrant.
  • Note: If conditions deteriorate on any higher priority route, resources will be redirected back to first or second priority routes.

Still have questions?

Visit our snow and ice frequently asked questions.

Watch a video about the the Township's Snow and Ice Control Policy

Watch a video about the road treatment used during snow and ice events

Stay Informed During Severe Events

When a winter storm results in continuous severe conditions for more than two days, obtain updates on regular scheduled response levels by calling:

  • Storm Response Information Hotline at 604-514-HELP (4357), or the
  • Engineering Division at 604-532-7300 or 604-533-6006

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