Mainroad is often asked which streets get plowing priority, how often we plow and apply the use of salt and winter abrasive. It’s important for everyone to know that Mainroad’s plowing response time is determined by the standards set by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Priority is given to numbered highways and school bus routes with other roads frequency determined by winter traffic volumes. These frequencies are reviewed by the Ministry to ensure that plowing priorities reflect any changes in the road network.
TranBC offers detailed information on this topic | The ABC’s of Winter Highway Classification Maintenance