The first bout of the winter season has arrived in the North Okanagan, with Environment Canada forecasting snowfall for the rest of today (Friday) and overnight. With this, it is time to adjust our habits to meet winter conditions.
The City of Vernon asks motorists to please slow down, give yourself more time to reach your destination, and have patience as you navigate wet roads and slippery sections.
“City of Vernon snow clearing equipment and personnel are ready for the season and trucks are out across the city today,” said Ian Adkins, Manager, Roads, Drainage & Airport. “Our crews clear roads, lanes and cul-de-sacs on a priority basis, according to the City’s Snow and Ice Control Policy.”
- Priority 1 Roads - arterials, collectors, bus routes, school zones and selected problem areas
- Priority 2 Roads - all remaining roads except lanes and cul-de-sacs
- Priority 3 Roads - lanes and cul-de-sacs
Citizens are reminded that sidewalks adjacent to residential and commercial properties are the responsibility of the resident or tenant. It’s important these areas are kept clear for the safety of everyone who uses them.
When shoveling sidewalks and driveways, please do not pile snow on travel lanes, storm drains, fire hydrants or bus pickup/drop-off areas, as these create issues for travel and safety concerns for the community. For more information on the City’s snow and ice program, please visit: www.vernon.ca/cleartheway.