Snow & Ice Control

Snow and Ice Control

Each winter season the City of Penticton's Works Department is responsible for maintaining approximately 230 km of road to a safe and passable condition. The Snow and Ice Control Operations are guided by the Snow and Ice Control Policy [PDF - 9 MB].   During the winter months of November 1st to March 31st Public Works Crews will be providing snow and ice control 7 days a week from 4:00 am to 11:00 pm to ensure safe transportation within the City.

Roads are cleared on a priority basis commencing with the first priority (main arterials, steep hills, school zones, bus routes, etc) followed by residential roads and cul-de-sacs which will be cleared to a safe and passable condition within 48 hours of the snow event. View Appendix A "Snow Removal Roadway Priority Ratings Map [PDF - 539 KB]" and Appendix B "Stairways, Sidewalks, Bridges, Lanes, Bus Stops, and Parking Lots [PDF - 685 KB]" to the Snow and Ice Control Policy.

Despite the efforts of a highly motivated snow removal crew, conditions can deteriorate and roads can become treacherous. Motorists are advised to practice defensive driving and exercise caution at all times.

View the Snow and Ice Control brochure [PDF - 72 KB]for more information.

Snow Angels is becoming a  "Neighbours helping Neighbours Program"

To assist the elderly and those with disabilities the City is promoting Neighbours helping neighbours.  If you want to help, check around your neighbourhood with people needing help with snow removal.   To nominate your Snow Angel please fill out a Snow Angels Nomination Form.pdf [PDF - 117 KB]