Snow and Extreme Cold Weather Advisory

Office of the City Manager
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With cold temperatures and snow in the forecast, Delta city crews are out in full force, brining priority routes and stockpiling salt. A full fleet of trucks are on deck and stationed around Delta, with crews in place ready to handle the snow and cold temperatures over the Christmas season. 

Ladner and North Delta Extreme Weather Shelters Open

Delta's Ladner and North Delta extreme weather shelters are open until January 3, 2022.

  • Ladner Extreme Weather Shelter Location: Ladner United Church, 4960 48 Avenue Phone: 604-599-8900; Operates between 9:00 pm and 7:00 am
  • North Delta Extreme Weather Shelter Location: New Hope Church, 11838 88 Avenue, Phone: 604-970-4150; Operates between 9:30pm and 7:00am.

Visit our Shelters page for more information.

Residents Urged to Prepare for Winter Conditions

Please do your part to be winter wise. Stay home and off the roads if you can. If you must get in a vehicle, have a grab-and-go bag with you, check road and weather conditions, use snow tires and give extra time for your commute. Visit the BC Government's Get Prepared website for tips.

As more winter weather arrives, now is the time for residents to prepare for extremely cold temperatures, power outages and slick streets. Be prepared for up to one week by developing a household emergency plan and putting together an emergency kit. If you come across a downed or damaged power line, assume it is live and a danger. Stay back at least 10 metres (the length of a bus) and call 911 immediately to report. Visit Prepared BC for more resources and information.

Delta's Snow and Ice Response

During snow and ice conditions, staff monitor the weather forecast and Delta's roads for hazardous conditions around the clock. Roads are cleared based on the following priorities:

First Priority Routes
Public transit routes, major collectors, select school access roadways and some roads in hilly areas. Pre-wetting, salting, sanding and snowplowing are carried out as long as poor conditions exist.

First Priority Routes are maintained until conditions are under control. Only then are resources redirected onto lower priority routes. As soon as conditions deteriorate on these routes, our resources are moved back to first priority routes.

Second Priority Routes
Secondary through roads in residential areas, select rural roads, and school routes.

Other Routes
Minor residential streets and cul-de-sacs. Work is carried out after First and Second priority routes have been cleared, on a site specific basis, usually at the request of the residents and normally after inspection by a supervisor.