Your patience and co-operation is appreciated when our snow/ice program is in operation. The following are helpful snow tips to assist us in providing you with the best service possible:
- If possible, do not park your vehicle on the street or in your cul-de-sac
An empty street makes the passage of snow plows and salt spreaders much easier.
- Do not attempt to stop the plow truck operators
They follow specifically laid out routes and are under the direction of the Engineering Department. Please direct all requests, comments and concerns directly to the Engineering Department at (604) 946-3260 during business hours or to Delta Police at (604) 946-4411 after business hours.
- Walk on the left side of the road (facing traffic)
On roadways where there are no sidewalks or the sidewalks are impassable due to snow, give the snow plows as much room as possible. Our drivers are courteous, but the equipment they are operating are large and complex. Never attempt to stop a plow or salt truck.
- Never shovel snow from sidewalks and driveways onto the street
The snow plows always push the snow to the side of the road. Accordingly, this may result in snow being pushed back onto your driveway rather than having it plowed away. Pushing the snow from your driveway onto the road will add snow and ice to the road, creating a hazardous situation.
- Pile snow shoveled from your driveway on the right side facing the street
This reduces the chance of having the plow pile the snow over your driveway entrance after you have shoveled it out. Our drivers attempt to leave clear entrance to driveway whenever possible; however, this is not always possible following heavy snowfall.
- Please shovel any catch basins if they are in front of your home
Melting snow can drain into the storm system and this will reduce the chance of flooding and icing in the street as well as the chance of flooding on your property.
- Garbage cans and recycling should not be placed on the road
Keep them on the sidewalk or boulevard and remove them as soon as possible after they have been emptied.