With ten to 20 centimetres of snow forecasted for the Okanagan, the City of West Kelowna’s road maintenance crews are out and about clearing the streets.
Crews started placing salt brine on roadways throughout Sunday, Dec. 20.
City staff said all available equipment, which includes six large plower/sander trucks and one small plow, have all been deployed and will maintain the roads in this order:
- Arterial roads, such as Boucherie, Glenrosa, Shannon Lake and Westlake to ensure that most-used roads are passable for emergency crews and priority services, delivery of essential goods and frequent transit service
- Collector roads and other transit routes, as well as steep neighbourhood streets such as Auburn, Elliott, Gellatly, Ross and Thacker
- Local streets, cul-de-sacs, and others
The city is also asking residents to help clear the road by doing the following:
- Park off the street up to 48 hours after snowfall ends and until snow has been cleared
- Do not shovel snow from driveways and sidewalks back onto the street
- Shovel snow to the left (as you face your house) so plows drag less snow
- Remove snow and ice from sidewalks and other walkways that border your property
If 48 hours after the snowfall and road maintenance crews still haven’t cleared your street, you can call the city at 778-797-2225 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday to Friday.
For more information on West Kelowna’s priority roads, visit the city’s website.