Delta crews out in force battling snow

Delta police advising motorists to stay at home

City of Delta crews are working overtime trying to keep roads safe for travel.

Delta is keeping its residents up to date on the snow clearing measures through its social media channels.

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“All available City resources have been deployed to fight the snow. Please expect delays in your garbage and recycling pick-up. If your material is not collected by 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) please bring it in and we'll grab it on the next scheduled collection day,” Delta wrote on its Facebook page Tuesday morning.

City crews are clearing public transit routes, major collector roads, select school access roadways and some roads in hilly areas first. Pre-wetting, salting, sanding and snow plowing will be carried out as long as poor conditions exist.

The second priority for crews are select secondary through roads in residential areas, select rural roads and school routes.

Minor residential streets and cul-de-sacs will be done last.

To stay up to date on road conditions, residents can call Delta’s winter road conditions phone line at 604-952-3820, which provides a voice message every four hours during a snowstorm.

The Delta school district cancelled all classes on Tuesday morning due to the snow and adverse road conditions.

Delta police are also advising motorists to stay off area roads if possible.

“The snow is still coming down in Delta and most of the Lower Mainland this morning,” said DPD in a Tuesday morning Facebook post. “Our advice for today is to stay off the roads and stay home. If you have to head out of the house, remember to brush all the snow off your car (windows, mirrors, roof and licence plate), turn on your lights, drive slowly, and keep a good distance between you and the car in front of you.”

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