City of Kelowna clearing main routes during latest snowfall

A grader is seen stopped at a traffic light in Kelowna, Monday, Jan. 4, 2015. The city and it's contractors are going full tilt to get a handful on today's snowfall.

KELOWNA - City crews are asking for patience and cooperation as they deal with the latest snow fall in Kelowna.

City and contract snow removal crews are working non-stop concentrating on priority one and two roads — high traffic main roads and secondary collector roads, according to a media release issued this afternoon, Jan. 4.

They are asking residents and guests to avoid parking on these roads during clearing efforts and say the efficiencies gained will allow crews to get to priority three and four roads that much quicker.

Highway 97 and Highway 33 are both maintained by the provincial transportation ministry.

The city reminds residents they are responsible for removing ice and snow from the city sidewalks adjacent to their property.

They encourage residents to help out elderly or disabled neighbours who might have trouble completing the task.

Kelowna Fire Department is also asking residents take the time to clear around any fire hydrants on their property to help with emergency access.

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