Parking ban now lifted for snow routes
Parking bans on designated snow routes in Wilden, the Ponds, Magic Estates and Dilworth Mountain have now been lifted. The Snow Route Advisory was originally issued on December 28 due to record levels of snowfall.
Even with the parking ban being lifted, residents are still encouraged to move their vehicles off the road when it snows as it helps plows clear from curb to curb safely and quickly.
Residents can find out if the parking bans are in effect by:
- Having a notice sent directly to their email inbox by signing up for Road Report/Transportation News through the City’s e-subscribe channel – visit kelowna.ca/getconnected to sign up.
- Visiting the City’s website at kelowna.ca/transportation under Snow Removal and ice control.
- Following the City’s social media channels (Facebook and Twitter @cityofkelowna).
- Listening to local news on the radio or reading online news sites or local newspapers.
The City clears and de-ices municipal streets including snow routes by their priority classification. Priority 1 includes high-traffic roads such as Gordon Drive. Priority 2 includes collector roads such as Richter Street, bus routes, school zones, town centers and emergency vehicle stations. Priority 3 includes local roads in neighbourhoods and Priority 4 includes remaining lanes. Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue) and Highway 33 are maintained by the Provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
Residents are reminded that while City crews are responsible for clearing City owned sidewalks, it’s the owner or occupant’s responsibility to remove snow and ice from the sidewalks bordering their property within 24 hours of a snow fall. If a neighbour, friend or family member has been helping out others by clearing sidewalks, nominate them as a Snow Buster and they could win tickets to see the Kelowna Rockets.
For more information about snow routes, snow busters and snow removal, please visit kelowna.ca/transportation.