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City crews out in force treating roads for snow and ice

December 10 2013

Snow-covered trees at City Hall

City crews salted and sanded major roads last night to treat wet, slick conditions caused by changing temperatures.

Crews expanded their reach today with 20 trucks to treat bus routes, hills, and priority hospital and school routes, in preparation for freezing drizzle and light snow flurries tonight, followed by rain Wednesday afternoon.

They will continue to monitor the changing conditions, and keep access routes and storm drains clear.

Help clear snow and ice

Please clear snow and ice from the sidewalks outside your property, as well as leaves and snow around storm drains.

All Vancouver property owners, tenants, and occupants need to clear the full width of sidewalks that surround their property by 10:00am on the morning following icy and snowy conditions, seven days a week. Neglecting to remove snow and ice may result in a fine.

Thank you for doing your part to keep streets and sidewalks safe for pedestrians.

Use caution on streets and sidewalks

The variable weather and temperatures create uneven road and sidewalk conditions throughout the city, so take extra care as you travel about the city. 

Report a problem on City property

Notice a problem that needs fixing? Phone 3-1-1 or 604-873-7000 to tell us about it.

Find out about our snow plan

Snow in the West End

Snow removal

Check our priority locations for removing snow and ice. Find out how you can help keep sidewalks clear.