Snow removal started at 4 a.m. in Penticton, said city crews

A garbage trucks drives on Martin Street beside the bike lanes on a snowy Dec. 6. (Brennan Phillips Western News)A garbage trucks drives on Martin Street beside the bike lanes on a snowy Dec. 6. (Brennan Phillips Western News)
Main Street looking very wintery on Monday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)Main Street looking very wintery on Monday morning. (Brennan Phillips Western News)

City of Penticton crews have been clearing roads of snow and ice all morning.

They started at 4 a.m. on priority routes first, said a release from the city.

Snow removal services are based on priority routes 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.

Clearing the the bike lanes of snow wasn’t mentioned in the release.

Large work vehicles can sometimes make unexpected turns or stops, said the city. Please approach or pass these vehicles with care and consideration. The city is asking people to remove vehicles parked on the street if possible to allow the plows to work more efficiently.

The city’s Good Neighbour Bylaw requires property owners to clear all sidewalks before 11 a.m. 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 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, call Public Works at 250-490-2500 or email publicworks@penticton.ca.

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