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Snow and Ice Control

This page was last reviewed on November 12, 2015.

What are the Village’s snow removal priorities?

  1. Main transportation routes to provide emergency access in and out of the Village, such as Fourth Street/Cumberland Road and Dunsmuir Avenue/Royston Road
  2. Secondary transportation routes, bus and school routes to allow limited movement within the Village, including portions of Egremont Road, First Street, Ulverston Road, Kendal Avenue, Bruce Street, Seventh Street, Union Road and Comox Lake Road
  3. Residential roads

Where should I park?

  • If you have a driveway please use it, otherwise park as far off of the traveled portion of the road as possible without blocking any part of a sidewalk. This will help ensure safe passage of truck plows and help avoid damage to your vehicle.
  • Try not park in the same spot each day so truck plows can clear more parking areas.
  • Vehicles parked in the traveled portion of the road or blocking snow clearing operations may be towed at the owner’s expense. The Village will make a reasonable attempt to contact the owner of vehicles before it is towed. Contact Dunn Right Towing at 250-650-8697 if your vehicle is towed.

Do I need to shovel the snow in front of my residence or business?

  • Property owners and tenants must clear snow and ice from the sidewalks in front of their property.
  • Residents are encouraged to shovel snow into your yard and away from the street. This will prevent truck plows from returning the snow back to your driveway and sidewalk.
  • Business owners can help by removing sandwich boards, benches, planters, bike racks and all other items from the sidewalk when snow is expected.
  • The Village may clear sidewalks in the downtown core and on school routes when possible; the priority is to keep essential transportation routes open.
  • Please be sure to use ice-melting products labelled “concrete-friendly”.
  • Help reduce the risk of flooding by clearing snow and debris away from catch basins around your home and business.

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