Snow & Ice Control


Winter Road Service Advisory

Please be advised that city crews work 24 hours a day to clear snow and ice from roads on a priority basis (Note: Roads are not cleared to bare pavement conditions). During snowfalls, between the 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM, see Road Conditions and Closures or call Public Works at 604-820-3761.

Reminder: Clearing snow and ice from sidewalks is the responsibility of the Home or Business owner and remember to clear any blockages from street drainage grates.

Snow Route Maps

Icy Roads

The following summarizes the District of Mission’s preparations and responses to icy winter road conditions:

  • Nightly patrols begin November 1st and continue through to the end of February.
  • Nightly patrols begin at 11:30 pm through to 7:30 am when regularly scheduled crews take over.
  • Air and road temperature sensors plus weather forecast are used to anticipate icy conditions.
  • Two road-monitoring stations are established in the northern areas of Mission.
  • If current and forecasted temperatures warrant patrols begin, however if higher temperature are forecast the night patrol will carry out a street sweeping function.
  • Where warranted night patrol staff will apply either a mixture of sand and salt or a brine solution (liquid mixture of salt and water) beginning with priority roads.
  • Ice Patrol Route – Drawing Number G-51

In spite of the District’s Night Patrol Staff’s best efforts, icy road surfaces can form before road salt or brine is applied, therefore everyone needs to take the extra safety precautions during the winter. For information on winter driving tips go to

Snowplowing Roads

The following summarizes the District of Mission preparations and responses to plowing of municipal roads in response to a snowfall:

  • The priority for municipal forces is to plow the main roads, with extra priority for those main road hills.
  • Main roads include public transit and school bus routes.
  • Equipment will be reassigned to secondary roads when the main roads are plowed and the snowfall has subsided.

Policies and Procedures

For detailed information on each of the District of Mission policies and procedures for winter road conditions choose from the list below and click on it.

For additional information, please contact Public Works at 604-820-3761 during normal working hours (7:30 am –  5:00 pm, Monday through Friday).