Snow removal effort moves into final phases

“The snow that Kelowna received was really extraordinary. We haven’t seen this amount of snow in a single snow fall in more than 30 years."

  • Jan. 8, 2015 10:00 a.m.

City of Kelowna snow removal and ice control crews are continuing to clear sidewalks, transit stops and priority three roads. Residents can help the snow clearing process by moving their vehicles off the streets. Without vehicles in the way, crews are much more efficient and able to get through each area more quickly and on to the next section of road.

“The snow that Kelowna received was really extraordinary. We haven’t seen this amount of snow in a single snow fall in more than 30 years. All our available resources and crews have been out continuously for the last four days. We’ll soon be entering the final phases of clearing with a focus on snow removal from side streets and sidewalks,” said Stephen Bryans, Roadways Operations Supervisor.

Residents and business owners are reminded that they are responsible for clearing their driveways and sidewalks adjacent to their property.

Residents are encouraged to help their neighbours by becoming a Snow Buster. Snow Busters are individuals or families that help their neighbours by clearing snow from driveways and sidewalks without being asked or expecting thanks. Residents can nominate a Snow Buster online or by emailing snowbusters@kelowna.ca. Nominees are entered into a draw for a chance to win Kelowna Rockets tickets.

For regular inquires and emergency plowing or sanding after regular business hours, please call 250-469-8600, option 1. Residents can also report a problem online by visiting kelowna.ca/servicerequests.

For more information about snow removal or to nominate a Snow Buster, visit kelowna.ca/transportation under “Snow Removal”.

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