City Crews Focus on Priority One Routes to Reserve Snow Response Efforts
Public Service Announcement
For Immediate Release
February 7, 2017
Langley, BC – Environment Canada’s winter storm advisory is still in effect for the Metro Vancouver area. Over 30 cm of snow fell in Langley City over the last several days, and City crews have worked diligently to clear city streets. Due to these efforts, City crews have used approximately 500 tonnes of salt from the City’s current salt supply which is approximately one-third of the annual budget ( not including labour costs).
With another storm pending, the City will be conserving its salt by focusing on priority 1 & 2 routes outlined in the Snow Control Priority Map, as well as applying a blended mix of salt and sand to extend its stockpile as salt suppliers in the lower mainland have advised that their salt stockpile is being used up quickly, and they do not anticipate another bulk shipment until later this month.
As snowy conditions exist residents and business owners are reminded to clear snow and ice away from catch basins to allow water from melting snow and ice to flow freely into storm sewers. Residents and business owners are also reminded that it is the responsibility of the owner to clear the sidewalks adjacent to the property to help ensure a safe passage is maintained.
Due to the colder weather, we are also experiencing a higher level of pot holes. If you see a pothole, we encourage users of the roads to complete a Request for Service on the City’s website at city.langley.bc.ca. The extreme winter weather is rare in this region, and the City of Langley will continue to proactively and aggressively provide a high-level of service for local road users, municipal parks, sidewalks and parking lots during these extended wintertime conditions. For any questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.