For Immediate Release
Langley City, BC – The Government of Canada has issued a Snowfall Warning throughout Metro Vancouver, with predictions of 20 to 30 centimetres of snowfall. In response to the ongoing winter weather conditions, the Engineering and Parks Operations Division of Langley City has been hard at work since 11 pm last night and 3 am this morning to ensure the swift and efficient maintenance of the City’s 74 km of roads, municipal sidewalks, parking lots, boulevards and let downs.
Snow Removal Update:
A dedicated crew is providing 24/7 coverage, working in shifts to implement the City's Snow Response Plan. Clearing efforts follow the prioritized Snow and Ice Control Priority Map and Sidewalk & Parking Lot Snow Removal Map. It's essential to note that during heavy snowfall, roads may appear untouched even after recent plowing.
Efforts begin on main routes with our modern fleet of snow-clearing equipment, progressing to residential areas once main routes are cleared. While this may extend response times for residential streets and cul-de-sacs, it is a necessary step in effective snow control management.
Motorists are urged to exercise caution and provide a 50-meter buffer if encountering snow-clearing equipment on the road.
- Douglas Recreation Centre (20550 Douglas Crescent) and the Library (20399 Douglas Crescent) are closed.
- Timms Community Centre (20399 Douglas Crescent) will close at 4:30 pm, with all programming and rentals cancelled after that time.
- Refunds, credits, or class extensions will be arranged where applicable.
Curbside Pickup Services Update:
Due to adverse weather conditions, there will be no curbside collection today, January 17, 2024. The schedule for tomorrow's collection will be assessed throughout the day, with updates provided promptly through our social media platforms. Missed collections will be prioritized upon resumption, and residents are encouraged to clear snow from lids and tops of collection materials.
How You Can Help:
As per Highway & Traffic Bylaw No. 2871, owners and occupants of single-family and multi-family homes, as well as commercial and industrial properties are required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to the property within 24 hours of snowfall or prior to the depth of snow accumulation exceeding 10cm (approximately 4"). The owner or occupant must also remove snow or ice from the roof or other parts of any such structure adjacent to or abutting the road or sidewalk immediately.
- Assist neighbours with snow shovelling, especially the elderly or those with limited mobility
- Park off the street to facilitate snow-clearing operations.
- Pile shovelled snow on your property, not on the street or sidewalk.
- Clear catch basins of snow and ice.
- Place garbage containers in cleared areas, avoiding placement on snow piles.
Langley City appreciates the community's cooperation during these challenging weather conditions. For more information on our Snow and Ice Control plan click here.
To report any snow and ice concerns, submit a service request.
Francis Cheung, P. Eng.
Chief Administrative Officer
City of Langley