Major snowfall expected for Langley

Local road crews are getting ready for the snow.

Langley Township has stockpiled salt and will have its full complement of trucks on the road by 4 a.m. on Dec. 9 to deal with an expected snowfall.

“They’ll be going around the clock until the event ends,” said Brian Edey, the roads operations manager for the Township.

There are 22 vehicles of various sizes, including plows and salting trucks, that will be working to keep the roads clear.

The Township works to keep major roads clear first, so secondary and residential roads may not be cleared right away in the event of a major snowfall.

Environment Canada is predicting 10 to 20 cm of snow over the coast starting early Friday morning.

An Extreme Weather Alert was issued when temperatures dipped earlier in the week and means that no one will be turned away from the Gateway of Hope shelter in Langley City.

Unlike some Lower Mainland municipalities, Langley Township has a significant amount of salt stockpiled to deal with the snow.

During the rough 2008/09 winter, Edey said the Township only had 500 tons of salt.

They have expanded storage and now have 2,000 tons.

Most of the salt will be distributed as brine, which is more efficient than rock salt for clearing roads.

 

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