City road crews preparing for snow event

(Penticton BC – November 8, 2018) – Road crews for the City of Penticton are prepared and waiting for an upcoming snow event forecasted for our region.  While snow volumes and road conditions may vary throughout the community, motorists, property owners and property occupants are being provided with the following reminders.

  • Snow removal services are based on priority routes with first and secondary priority areas including main roads, steep hills, emergency routes, bus routes, school zones, collector and industrial roads and third priority areas including residential streets, industrial side-streets and lanes.
  • Safety remains a concern for crews clearing snow and ice from roads and sidewalks.  Large work vehicles can sometimes make unexpected turns or stops.  Please approach or pass these vehicles with care and consideration.
  • Removing cars off of the street during a snow event allows the plows to work more efficiently and will give crews the ability to plow the entire roadway, reduce potential vehicle damage and provide faster clean-up.
  • The City’s Good Neighbour Bylaw requires property owners or property occupants to clear all sidewalks adjoining their properties of snow and ice before 11am following a weather event.

“We would like to thank residents in advance for their patience as road crews begin the process of clearing our streets and sidewalks of snow and ice”, said Public Works Manager, Len Robson.  “If residents have concerns over the next few days or need to report an issue, please call the Public Works hotline at 250-490-2324 or email us at publicworks@penticton.ca”.

For more information on Penticton’s snow and ice clearing program, including property and occupant responsibilities, please download the following information guide off the City’s website:

https://www.penticton.ca/assets/City~Hall/Documents/Quick~Facts/2018%20Snow%20and%20Ice%20Control.pdf

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Contact:

Len Robson                                                 Philip Cooper
Public Works Manager                                Communication Manager
City of Penticton                                          City of Penticton
250-490-2500                                              250-490-2583