Parking ban on snow routes lifted

January 8, 2020
Public service announcement

The City of Kelowna is advising that parking bans are no longer in effect on designated snow routes on Academy Way, Black Mountain, Clifton/Magic Estates/Wilden, Dilworth Mountain, Kirschner Mountain, McKinley Beach and areas in the South Mission. The parking bans were in place since Monday, January 6.

Even with the lift of the parking ban on snow routes, there is snowfall forecast for the remainder of the week and 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 snow route 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.  

Residents and business owners are reminded that they are responsible for clearing the snow off sidewalks adjacent to their property. Some residents find snow clearing a difficult task, particularly seniors and those with an injury or disability. The City encourages residents to help their neighbours where possible. If someone helps to clear your sidewalk or driveway, you can nominate them as a Snow Angel and personally thank them with a Snow Angels toque and enter them in to win tickets to see the Kelowna Rockets in action!

For details about the Snow Angel program and for more information about snow removal and priority routes, please visit kelowna.ca/snow.