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Public Works & Utilities » Snow and Ice Control

Snow Removal Priorities - City Streets

Arterial Roads
Roads like Fortune Drive, Columbia Street and the Summit Connector carry the highest volume of traffic and are the first to receive attention. Our goal is to keep these routes bare as long as possible and to return them to bare condition within 4 hours after a storm.

Collectors and Bus Routes
Dallas Drive, Springhill Drive and Ord Road are examples of roads that receive second priority during and after storms. Our goal is to keep these roads bare as long as possible during a storm, and to return them to bare condition within 16 hours of the end of a storm.

Residential Streets
Our goal is to sand or plow residential streets as necessary within 36 hours of the end of a storm. Residential streets are not returned to a bare pavement condition. As long as snow continues to fall City crews will continue to clear arterial roads to keep them clear for emergency vehicles and most traffic before moving onto the lower priority roads. Within each of the three categories above, priority will be given to hills over level streets.

Sidewalks and Driveways
City crews try to plow snow off roadways without placing it onto sidewalks, but this still sometimes happens. It is the responsibility of homeowners to clear snow off sidewalks adjacent to their property, and to clear the windrow at the end of their driveway. Remember to pile the snow on the left side of your driveway (facing the property) when clearing it of snow. This allows you to see any oncoming traffic and when our plows go by, it won't drag your shovelled piles of snow back into your driveway.

The placing of snow on the travelled portion of the roadway contravenes the City's Traffic Control Bylaw. This regulation helps to ensure that potentially dangerous situations for motorists are avoided and the roadway is kept clear for emergency vehicles.

For further information please call 250-828-3461.

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