Public safety is the City's first priority during a critical snow incident. The snow removal teams work closely with Emergency Services by sharing 'real time' road condition information, reacting to dangerous conditions within the framework of the overall plan.
Snow Removal and Ice Control Routes
The City of Maple Ridge has 6 prioritized routes for snow and ice control. The fleet is dispatched based on the pre-set routes for snow and ice control. The fleet is dispatched based on the pre-set routes when a snow fall builds up on roadways to a depth exceeding 5 cm (2 inches). Arterial, collector and bus routes take priority over other areas.
You may have noticed strips of a white substance on the pavement in the morning on your way to work. We use liquid anti-icing, which is road salt dissolved with water to create brine.
Helpful Tips on Staying Safe
When to salt?
As soon as you see municipal vehicles salting the road, this is a good indicator that it is time to start salting your driveway and sidewalk. Keep in mind that salt is corrosive and can affect the health of pets.
It is extremely important that you are well prepared for any emergency event. For tips on How to Prepare, please click here.