How the City Prepares for Winter

The City of White Rock regularly monitors two major weather forecaster providers in order to have enough time to prepare our trucks and crews ahead of any storm. We dispatch equipment as needed and apply a pre-salt to road surfaces.

To make the most of available resources, our priority locations for snow and ice removal are:

  • Major roads
  • Bus routes
  • Emergency access routes
    (including Peace Arch Hospital)
  • City’s bus routes

To clear snow and ice, we use:

  • 4 single-axle dump trucks (1 yard) with plows and salters
  • 2 backhoes
  • 1 walk-behind snow blower
  • 1 salt shed
  • 2 graders on stand-by