Friday, November 07, 2014

PREPARE FOR WINTER WEATHER

Nanaimo Info Blog file photo (yes, it does snow in Nanaimo)

With winter well on its way, the City of Nanaimo would like to remind residents now is the time to start preparing for winter weather conditions.

The City's priority is to plough and maintain major roads, including emergency and bus routes first. Residential areas are ploughed and maintained within 96 hours unless snow and icy conditions return crews back to major routes. Property owners or occupants are required to remove snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours. The City does clear sidewalks around parks, bridges, main bus stops and major City facilities.

Residents are urged to be careful and use caution when using trails, boardwalks, stairs, and bridges. Many of Nanaimo's trails and even playground equipment can become wet and slippery this time of year. In addition to the low temperatures and winter rains, broken branches and other debris, and the darker evenings can also make the ground slippery and hard to see.

To report a concern or make a suggestion regarding snow and ice control please contact the City of Nanaimo Public Works department at 250-758-5222 or public.worksinfo@nanaimo.ca.

To report concerns or issues in the parks and on the trails please contact the City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Environment department as 250-756-5200 or askpre@nanaimo.ca.

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