Winter road safety is a top priority
Let’s work together to keep roads clear and safe
We’re ready around-the-clock to clear roads of snow and ice and to ensure safe driving conditions.
How we help you stay safe
We clear and maintain 1666 kilometres of Regional roads. Most of these roads have high volumes of traffic and generally have higher driving speeds than local roads.
When temperatures start dropping, our anti-icing trucks start applying ‘brine’, a water and salt mix, on dry roads and bridges.
Brine helps to stop ice from forming. Using brine also means we use less road salt which helps protect the environment.
We also prepare for winter by:
- Patrolling all Regional roads 24/7, and providing feedback on developing road conditions.
- Using advanced weather forecasting systems to monitor atmospheric and road conditions throughout Peel.
Ways you can help us
- Give the right-of-way and keep a safe distance from winter maintenance vehicles.
- Watch for parking restrictions that may be in place during the winter and do not park on the sidewalk.
- Don’t park on the street until it has been salted or plowed. Parked cars block access for snow clearing equipment and emergency vehicles.
Ways to stay safe
- Slow down to better react to winter road conditions.
- Be cautious while driving on bridges (as black ice can quickly form).
- Be aware of current and forecasted winter conditions and plan for longer travel times.
- Install snow tires for added traction and control.
Learn more and stay connected
We work with Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to coordinate winter road clearing activities. This partnership ensures timely, effective services along all Peel roads.
- For snow clearing updates, follow us on Twitter @PeelPublicWorks
- Learn more about winter road maintenance.
- See which regional roads are serviced by the Region of Peel.
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