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Winter Weather Preparedness in Delta

Nov 02, 2017

Winter is just around the corner which means that Delta is now on alert for snow and icy conditions.

Roads can get wet, icy, and slippery during this time of year. In the event of snow and ice, roads are cleared based on priorities, with public transit routes, major collectors, select school access roadways, and some roads in hilly areas taking precedence. Delta staff members are constantly monitoring roads and our operations crews are prepared to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

To keep updated about weather conditions, call Delta's winter road conditions hotline at 604-952-3820. The message is updated every four hours during a snow/ice event. 

Updates will also be made on Delta's Twitter and Facebook accounts.

How to Help:

With the colder months also comes a variety of different challenges that we need to be prepared for. To start, it's always wise to keep up-to-date with personal emergency preparedness procedures to keep your family safe throughout the season. Some of the other complications brought on by the season includes:

Flooding and King Tides

Twice a year the sun and moon's gravitation forces reinforce one another, bringing about higher tides than normal. With the onset of winter storms, these higher water levels may result in flooding in some areas of Delta. 

Staff are prepared to respond to such an event and will continue to monitor weather conditions closely.

For more information, follow the water level forecast on B.C. Storm Surge Forecasting Program and Metro Vancouver's weather alerts.

Power Outages  

Power outages are a major concern at this time of year. While they typically don't last longer than a few minutes, make sure you have everything you need to stay warm and prepared for a lengthy outage

To check known outages or report an outage, please visit BC Hydro online or call 1-888-POWERON (1-888-769-3766) on a corded landline, or *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile device. 

If there's a fallen power line, stay at least 10m (length of a bus) away and call 911 to report.

Leaves

Make sure that catch basins are cleared of leaves. This helps to prevent flooding that generally occurs during the fall and winter months.

Driver and Pedestrian Safety Tips

Roads can get wet, icy, and slippery during this time of year. Combined with the early darkness, safety is a major concern for drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians alike. Check out some tips to help keep you safe.

Delta is prepared to respond to icy road conditions 24 hours/day 7 days/week. Call the winter road conditions hotline at 604-952-3820 to stay updated about icy conditions this winter or visit our roads advisory page.

Learn more about winter storms and natural hazard safety.

To report an emergency, please call 911. For other issues related to city services or to report a snow or ice concern, please call 604-946-4141.