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Winter Road and Sidewalk Conditions

Roadways and sidewalks can get very icy in the City of Langford. Please use this information to take winter transportation precautions.

Please see our Fall & Winter Weather Reminders for further information regarding maintaining your drain and culverts, snow clearing priorities, roadway parking, sidewalk clearing, maintenance of private roads, and winter driving.

Roads

Please avoid driving during winter conditions and use alternate transportation options. We strongly recommend not driving during extreme winter weather.

If you must drive, follow basic snowfall and icing condition driving principles. Ensure that you have good winter tires, carry tire chains, lower your speed and keep a safe distance from others.

Snow Clearing

Roads are cleared according to priority in the following order:

  1. Major Roads
  2. Steep Hills
  3. Collectors, School and Playground Zones
  4. Local Roads - lowest priority

During prolonged or heavy snowfall, crews may need to continue to maintain the higher priority roads before attempting to clear those of lower priority.

Parking

In order to ensure that snow clearing equipment can navigate the streets safely, do not park on the roadway.

Owners of vehicles can be subjected to fines and/or tow-away at owners expense.

Your road may not be cleared if the snow plough cannot pass.

Sidewalks

It is the PROPERTY OWNERS' responsibility to clear snow and ice from sidewalks and footpaths adjacent to their property before 10:00 am in the day following the day on which the ice and snow have accumulated.

Please arrange for help in advance if you are away from home or unable to shovel snow and ice. If your neighbour or someone you know needs assistance please volunteer.

Helpful Snow Clearing Hint

When clearing your driveway, pile snow on the left hand side (facing your house) so the snow plow doesn't knock the pile back across your driveway apron.

Road Maintenance Contacts

  • Victoria Contracting and Municipal Maintenance Corporation (VCMMC) – (Contractor) – (250) 474-2688
  • City of Langford Engineering Department – (250) 474-0068 (business hours)
  • After Hours Emergency Number (250) 478-7770

Last updated:  14 December 2015

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