Peel Region homepage
Peel Region
Go
main

Clearing snow and ice around the clock

Our Road Operations crews are ready to clear Regional roads and ensure safe driving conditions.

Winter road safety is a top priority in Peel.

Peel Region’s Road Operations crews clear and maintain close to 1,700 kilometres of roads serviced by Peel Region (Regional roads).

Road operations include:

The cities of Brampton and Mississauga own and maintain all sidewalks within their municipal borders. The Town of Caledon maintains sidewalks in Caledon along Regional roads on behalf of the Region of Peel.

Preparing for winter

Crews start preparing for the winter season in late summer to ensure they’re ready for the changing weather conditions. 

This preparation includes:

Weather monitoring starts in October

Road Operations starts monitoring the weather 4 times a day at the beginning of October, when temperatures start dropping.

This includes proactively patrolling and anti-icing bridges and roads by applying liquid salt brine.

Salt brine helps prevent frost and ice from forming overnight. It also benefits the environment by reducing the use of solid rock salt.

Round-the-clock operations from November to April

Our 24-hour, 7 days-per-week response to incoming weather events starts in November and ends in April. Our winter maintenance fleet of 17 trucks is supplemented by 5 contracted companies providing 57 winter trucks and drivers to help clear Regional roads.

To discover more about Road Operations and how it helps make Peel’s roads safer, visit Winter road maintenance.