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If your street looks like this, your complaint isn't with snow plowing

View from the cab of a snowplow on a West Kelowna street.
Image Credit: West Kelowna
January 05, 2016 - 5:19 PM

THOMPSON-OKANAGAN - As snow removal complaints begin to pile up and residents begin pointing fingers, one municipality is pointing the finger right back.

The City of West Kelowna sent this picture to local media and posted it to its Facebook page to show residents what snow plow drivers face on a daily basis while trying to clear roads.

"This picture shows cars parked on the street, one at a very awkward angle, a large pile of snow deposited onto the roadway from driveway clearing and several cars parked on street, one that has obviously been there for some time,” West Kelowna communications manager Kirsten Jones says.

With 18 to 20 cms of snowfall piling up in Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops and nearly 11 cms in Penticton, residents are taking their snow complaints to government Facebook pages, news site comments and anywhere else someone might listen.

Check with your local city about bylaws and your responsibilities for parking and clearing of snow. You might save yourself some money, a missing car and even friendlier neighbours.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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