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News Release: December 5, 2019

Winter road safety is a top priority

Working together to keep roads clear and safe

Brampton, ON. (December 5, 2019) – With snow well in our forecasts, we are ready to respond around the clock to clear roads of snow and ice and ensure safe driving conditions.

What we do

The Region is responsible for clearing and maintaining 1666 kilometres of regional roads, most of which carry high volumes of traffic and generally have higher driving speeds than local roads.

Our municipalities – Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga clear local and residential streets and sidewalks. Together, we coordinate winter road clearing activities to ensure timely and effective services along all roads in Peel.

“Winter road safety is a top priority for us,” said Mark Crawford, Manager of Roads Operations and Maintenance, Region of Peel. “The community relies on our crews, who together with the local municipalities, brave the elements any time of day or night to provide road and sidewalk clearing so that residents can travel around safely. Please remember to give snow plows space when driving and never pass a working vehicle as visibility around these vehicles can be poor.”

Starting in the fall when temperatures begin to drop, our anti-icing trucks start applying'brine', a water and salt mix, on dry roads and bridges to help prevent ice from forming. Using brine reduces application rates for salt, which benefits the environment and excessive use of salt.

Other best practices we use when prepping for winter weather include:

What can you do

Follow these tips to help operations run smoothly:

Learn more about winter road maintenance on our regional roads. Visit your local municipality's website for more information on local and residential streets, sidewalks and trails in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

For snow clearing updates, follow us on Twitter @PeelPublicWorks

Media Contacts

Gloria Leonardis
Communication Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4667

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.