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Winter Season Preparedness

Nov 30, 2018

This time of year, roads can be wet, icy and slippery. Delta staff members are constantly monitoring roads and our operations crews are prepared to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the event of snow and ice, crews clear roads based on priorities, as established in Delta’s Snow and Ice Control Policy.

With the winter storm season upon us, City crews have undertaken all necessary temporary flood protection measures to ensure a timely response to any adverse or changing conditions. Winter flood preparedness activities include sealing off beach access points in Boundary Bay and Beach Grove. Signs are posted at each of these access points to notify the public of the temporary flood protection measures in place.

Catch Basins & Sand Bags

With thousands of catch basins in the City, residents can help by clearing leaves from catch basins to help reduce neighbourhood flooding. As well, for those with beachfront access, sandbags are available to residents at the following locations: Seaview Road, 1A Avenue boat launch, 3 Avenue beach access, and 16 Avenue beach access.

Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter at Ladner United Church

During the winter season, Delta’s Temporary Extreme Weather Shelter opens when an extreme weather alert is called in Delta. The shelter’s maximum capacity is 9 beds. Options Community Services provides trained, experienced shelter staff to work at the site during the extreme weather openings. Delta Police will transport people in the evening and they will leave in the morning on their own.

When is it available: 9 pm to 7 am Location: 4960 48th Ave., Delta, BC (Ladner United Church)
Who to call, if needed: (604) 599-8900 (OPTIONS Hyland House EWR Coordination)

Snow Angels Program

The City supports a number of volunteer opportunities including the seasonal Snow Angels Program, which matches people who need their walkway or sidewalk shovelled with people who enjoy helping others. For more information, visit our Snow Angels webpage.

Key Non-Emergency Contacts:

  • To report non-emergency flooding, fallen trees/branches, or other issues related to City services, please call 604-946-4141 or use the City’s TalkDelta app at
  • To report a power outage or check the status of an outage, please visit BC Hydro online or call 1-888-POWERON (1-888-769-3766), or text *HYDRO (*49376) on your mobile device.
  • View weather alerts by Environment Canada.
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