City of Kelowna says snow event advisory will remain in place – Okanagan


There is more snow forecast for the Okanagan this week.

And, because of that, the City of Kelowna says its snow event advisory that was issued Dec. 20 will remain in place.

During a snowfall advisory, temporary parking restrictions are in effect for designated snow routes.

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According to the city, since the beginning of November, teams have responded to 17 snowy episodes. He added that while conditions are favorable, crews are scraping through a month of packed snow and ice before the next snowfall.

Environment Canada is forecasting a 70% chance of snow Thursday, followed by snow Friday.

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« We’ve had above freezing temperatures for the past couple of days which means crews can finish clearing the roads to bare asphalt, but the melt means we also have big ponds, puddles of water and slush across the city, » Roads said. director of operations Andrew Schwerdtfeger.

« We’re asking residents to continue to help clear the way by finding off-street parking, avoiding crossing puddles where possible, and clearing catch basins in front of their homes, so water can drain away. ‘run off the streets.’

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The city says crews have applied more than 20,000 liters of calcium chloride to help fight the black ice, and Priority 3 roads (local and residential) should be completed within the next 24 hours, weather permitting. permits.

In addition, 180 truckloads of sand and 35 truckloads of salt were spread on Kelowna’s roads.

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Once the next snowfall has begun, teams will return to priority one roads.

For more information on snow removal and priority routes, visit the City of Kelowna website.

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