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Winter Road - Maintenance

Winter Operations

The Region and its local municipal partners (Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon) are working together to coordinate winter road clearing activities to ensure efficient and effective services along roads in Peel.

The Region of Peel is responsible for clearing and maintaining 1666 lane kilometres of Regional Roads.  We provide 24-hour immediate response to ice and snow events and will clear the snow to a bare pavement standard as approved by Regional Council.

Bare pavement is achieved through plowing and use of salt in an environmentally responsible manner. This means using the right amount of the right material, in the right place and at the right time.

Region trucks may be called out to start the anti-icing process on bridges and roadways at any time in the fall as air and road temperatures begin to approach freezing. If you are behind a road maintenance vehicle that is anti-icing, please stay at least 30 metres behind.

Salt Management Plan

We've developed a Salt Management Plan for Peel which follows Environment Canada’s recommendations. It is our guide for using salt strategically and reducing the amount we need to apply. We use the following techniques to keep our roads clear from snow and ice:

We continue to apply best practices and research new methods to reduce the amount of salt used while maintaining a safe bare pavement policy.

Please visit Winter Road Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions for information on Peel Regional Road snow removal.
For winter maintenance on residential streets, sidewalks and trails, please visit your local cities' website:


Salt Institute Excellence in Storage Award at Copper Yard

  • Design and operation of salt storage facilities.
  • Good housekeeping practices allow for the proper storage of sufficient winter materials.

Revised: Thursday November 16 2017


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