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Snow removal continues tonight

Heavy snowfall has led to narrowed roads in many parts of the city.
January 07, 2015 - 2:27 PM

KAMLOOPS - City crews will again be working to clear accumulated snow in the Downtown and North Shore business areas Wednesday night through Friday.

Work began in the areas Tuesday night but with nearly 40 centimetres of snow over a two-day period a lot more snow still needs to be cleared. On Wednesday, Jan. 7 crews will target 1 through 6 Avenues, the west sections of Lorne Street and Victoria Street and Tranquille Road will be targeted on Thursday and Friday.

All work will take place between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Residents are asked to not park on the streets in these areas during those hours to allow equipment to properly remove the accumulated snow. Any parked cars will be towed to adjacent streets.

While the majority of local and residential roads have been cleared residents are asked to still avoid parking on the street when possible so that plows can make their way to remaining roads.

Expect windrows as a result of the plowing. Removal of these windrows, along with the clearing of sidewalks and boulevards, are the responsibility of home and business owners.

Garbage collection is still on schedule, though there may be minor delays in some areas. Residents are asked to not put out their garbage until between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. so they do not impeded snow plows.

Crews have been working around the clock to try and catch up with the massive snow accumulation in the city. The heavy snow also led to School District 73 closing all schools for two days and the university to completely shut down for a day.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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