The winter months in Langley can be tricky when it snows, and accumulates. And keeping the walkways in downtown Langley safe to navigate—even trickier! Shopkeepers do their best, but when storms hit, that angelic covering of snow can be literally feel like an unwanted weighted blanket!
That’s where LMSA came in. We formed an informal volunteer committee to help downtown Langley merchants when snow flurries hit hard—and stick! We purchased snow blowers, salt, and even have a few shovels to lend a helping hand.
Our goal is to work as a community to make downtown Langley safe and accessible during a prolonged, measurable snow and ice event. The focus is not on property lines, but on ensuring the entire sidewalk and pathway system is cleared and safe.
Shop and/or building owners will be notified within 24 hours of an expected snow event so they can prepare. Those who are able, can help by at least clearing their own sidewalk. Everyone is welcome to join the volunteer crew, which will meet at the back of Callahan’s Firehouse at 7am on days when needed. Some shovels will be available, but if you have a shovel, bring one! The snow thrower will help clear larger areas, while those with shovels will focus on clearing the areas around the businesses that open first.