Winter Roads

Winter Roads Services

Metchosin’s public works is ready for ice control and snow plough service.  Salter/sanders have been installed on all 4 trucks, with salt/sand already loaded for quick response.  Call out protocols have been set in place for quick crew response with additional staff on call if needed. 

Priority Roads Service

Please remember that ice control and snow plough service is provided on priority route basis with Happy Valley, Metchosin, William Head, Rocky Point and Kangaroo Roads being top priority.  Next are school bus and BC Transit routes, followed by all other roads.

Priority Snow/Ice Clearing Roads

1st Priority
1.  Kangaroo Rd
2.  Metchosin Rd
3.  William Head Rd
4.  Happy Valley Rd
5.  Rocky Point Rd

2nd Priority - BC Transit Routes
1.  Duke Rd/Olympic View Dr
2.  Glen Forest Way/Sundance/Pears
3.  Lombard Dr

3rd Priority - School Bus Routes & Malloch Rd
1.  Lindholm Rd
2.  Barrow/LaBonne/Liberty
3.  Arden Rd (to Wedgewood)
4.  Neild Rd
5.  Malloch Rd
6.  Tiswilde Rd
7.  Saddleback/Hackamore/Stirrup

Help Us and Be Prepared

  • Equip your vehicles with good winter tires, carry chains. All-season tires lose their pliability and traction at 7 degrees Celsius.
  • Avoid parking vehicles on the road or paved shoulders at all times during the winter.  Clear snow from your driveway to allow for parking. Roads with vehicles parked on them may not be plowed.
  • Clear snow to the left side of your driveway (facing in) where it meets the road to minimize the amount of snow pushed back into your driveway when the plows pass.
  • If you have an urgent medical appointment or are a medical professional needing to get to work, call the Emergency Program Coordinator at the Metchosin Fire Hall at 250-478-1307; or after hours, Langford dispatch at 250-478-9555 and ask for the Metchosin duty officer to be paged.