Parking ban on snow routes lifted
The City of Kelowna is advising that parking bans on designated snow routes in Wilden, the Ponds, Magic Estates, Dilworth Mountain, Academy Way, Black Mountain and Kirschner Mountain have now been lifted. The parking bans had been in place since Jan. 23.
Even with the lift of the parking bans, residents are still encouraged to move their vehicles off the road when it snow as it helps plows clear from curb to curb safely and quickly. Also, with the temperatures hovering around zero degrees Celsius, residents can expect ice to form over the next few days due to the freeze-thaw cycle. While crews will be out sanding and de-icing, motorists should be mindful of vehicle speeds and take extra care on sidewalks.
Residents can find out if the parking bans are in effect by:
- Having a notice sent directly to your email inbox by signing up for snow route news through the City’s e-subscribe channel.
- Visiting the City’s website at kelowna.ca/snowroutes.
- 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 one includes high-traffic roads such as Gordon Drive. Priority two includes collector roads such as Richter Street, bus routes, school zones, town centers and emergency vehicle stations. Priority three includes local roads in neighbourhoods and priority four includes remaining lanes. Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue) and Highway 33 are maintained by the Provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.
The City thanks residents for their cooperation during this significant snow fall event. If residents are fortunate enough to have a neighbourhood Snow Angel – that neighbour who braves the elements on the snowiest of days to clear driveways and sidewalks in the neighbourhood – now’s the time to acknowledge them by sharing your story at kelowna.ca/snowangels.
For more information about snow routes, snow removal including maps, or the Snow Angels program, please visit kelowna.ca/snow.