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Penticton digging out after heavy snowfall

Penticton resident Van Lee took advantage of the weekend snowfall to do some sledding with his daughters, Melisssa, (front) and Krystal at Lions Park on Warren Avenue on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015.
December 28, 2015 - 4:30 PM

PENTICTON - Penticton residents with mobility issues faced difficulties getting around today as city crews tried to get a handle on the weekend snowfall.

Many sidewalks and street curbs remained snow covered or slushy early Monday afternoon, Dec. 28.

City Hall was closed for the Boxing Day stat, so there was no official word available regarding public works crews' efforts to clear snow from the city’s streets.

Snow clearing efforts did not appear to have begun on Penticton's side streets as of Monday morning, Dec. 28, 2015.
Snow clearing efforts did not appear to have begun on Penticton's side streets as of Monday morning, Dec. 28, 2015.

It appeared most major routes in the city had been cleared of snow at least once, but many residential streets did not appear to have been touched Monday morning.

Sidewalks in the downtown core were mostly clear, but snow remains in many downtown parking spaces.

Downtown Penticton saw a few hardy shoppers braving the streets, but for the most part, it was quieter than most weekdays as many workers took their Boxing Day holiday.

It was definitely a winter wonderland in downtown Penticton following the weekend's snowfall.
It was definitely a winter wonderland in downtown Penticton following the weekend's snowfall.

A barista at a popular downtown coffee shop reported light traffic through her doors Monday morning.

“I think the snow is keeping people away,” she said.

Peter Cummings didn’t find the roads tough to navigate at all as he wheeled through the downtown core on his bicycle, wielding a snow shovel.

At least a few residents are making the best of the unexpected dump of snow as Van Lee of Penticton spent part of Monday morning sledding in Lions Park with his daughters Melissa and Krystal.

Peter Cummings was able to get around downtown Penticton on a bicycle, in spite of the weekend's heavy snow - carrying a snow shovel to boot.
Peter Cummings was able to get around downtown Penticton on a bicycle, in spite of the weekend's heavy snow - carrying a snow shovel to boot.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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