Extreme Snow & Cold

What to do during extreme snow fall
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Public safety is the City's first priority during a critical snow incident. The snow removal teams work closely with Emergency Services by sharing 'real time' road condition information, reacting to dangerous conditions within the framework of the overall plan. 

​Snow Removal and Ice Control Routes


The City of Maple Ridge has 6 prioritized routes for snow and ice control. The fleet is dispatched based on the pre-set routes for snow and ice control. The fleet is dispatched based on the pre-set routes when a snow fall builds up on roadways to a depth exceeding 5 cm (2 inches). Arterial, collector and bus routes take priority over other areas.

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Each resident of Maple Ridge can contribute to public safety by participating in the following:

You may have noticed strips of a white substance on the pavement in the morning on your way to work. We use liquid anti-icing, which is road salt dissolved with water to create brine. 

​Helpful Tips on Staying Safe


  • When to salt?
As soon as you see municipal vehicles salting the road, this is a good indicator that it is time to start salting your driveway and sidewalk. Keep in mind that salt is corrosive and can affect the health of pets. 

  • It is extremely important that you are well prepared for any emergency event. For tips on How to Prepare, please click here.