Letter: West Kelowna does a good job with snow removal

I really appreciate the dedication that the crew is taking…and our city council making snow removal a priority.

To the editor:

I have heard a few reports while watching the local news, and have read a few articles in the local newspapers, Capital News included (Better Snow Clearing Needed, Jan. 8), that there are some folks out there that are not very happy when it comes to road snow removal in the Central Okanagan areas.

I live in West Kelowna and feel like I am being treated royally when it comes to road snow removal.

I live on a quiet, five-home, cul-de-sac and the West Kelowna city maintenance road crew could not do a better job than what they have done, and continue to do. The crew comes to our road a day or two after a snowfall and plows the road, then sands the road, being very careful and mindful to not block the driveways or the city storm drain.

I understand that main roads, and high traffic areas, have priority over back roads like mine and know that it might take a day or two for the crew to come after a snowfall. It hasn’t snowed in about a week, but just the other day the crew came and plowed the hard, crusty ice from the road, all the while making sure the city storm drain was not covered over and made sure, again, that driveways were not impaired.

I really appreciate the hard work and dedication to the process that the crew is taking to ensure road safety and I appreciate our city council making snow removal a priority. Perhaps council members in other cities and towns in the Central Okanagan could put in place more funding for snow removal.

Terrie Anderson, West Kelowna

 

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