City of Penticton reminding residents of responsibilities and safety precautions during a snowfall event

Safety during snowfall

With Pentictonites having woken up to several centimetres of snow Monday morning, the city is reminding residents of safety precautions and responsibilities as the white stuff continues to fall.

Environment Canada anticipates five to 10 centimetres by the end of the day, with the snow mostly ending Monday afternoon and a chance of a few more flakes overnight.

City snow removal crews started work at 4 a.m. clearing roads by priority, with main roads, steep hills, emergency routes, bus routes, school zones, collector and industrial road at the top of the list.

Residents are reminded that it is their responsibility to clear sidewalks adjoining their properties of both snow and ice by 11 a.m. following a weather event.

Removing cars off the street when possible can also help plows work more efficiently, and allow for a faster cleanup.

"We would like to thank residents in advance for their patience as road crews begin the process of clearing our streets 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 Public Works at 250-490-2500 or email us at [email protected]"

More information on the city's snow and ice clearing programs can be found here.

Environment Canada predicts a mostly cloudy day Tuesday, with a risk of freezing drizzle, and intermittent flurries throughout the rest of the week.

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