Kelowna snowfall had plow crews out yesterday

City public works employees have been going all night and are asking everyone to move their cars onto their property to speed up clearing

  • Nov. 26, 2014 6:00 a.m.

The private contractor the City of Kelowna’s work crews use to predict snow issued a warning early this week.

“They actually gave us a heads up saying this could really happen and you could get a whole ton,” said Darryl Astofooroff, public works manager.

The crews were out during the day Tuesday, hitting the higher elevation neighbourhoods, but it took until 9 p.m. for the dump of snow which greeted commuters this morning to really start adding up.

Altogether, 10 centimetres fell in downtown Kelowna and some neighbourhoods at the top of the hills saw as much as 20 centimetres.

The snow is wet and heavy, making it slower to clear. City crews are asking residents to move their vehicles off the street to make it easier to clear.

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