City of Vernon reminds residents about snow and ice control

VERNON - The city is putting out some reminders after a day of heavy snowfall in Vernon.

The city drew attention to several aspects of snow and ice control in a media release issued late this afternoon, Jan. 4.

First off, the city says vehicles and recreational equipment parked on streets during snowfalls poses major obstacles for equipment operators trying to clear snow.

“Ensuring that all vehicles are removed from streets, cul-de-sacs and alleys until after the roads are cleared will allow the operators to do a much better and safer job,” the city states.

Residents and businesses are also reminded to clear all adjacent sidewalks and to sand and salt where necessary to ensure the safety of pedestrians.

“Please ensure that all snow from sidewalks and driveways is plowed to front and side yards and not onto or across roadways. Snow plowed onto roadways reduces road snow storage areas and creates a hazard for motorists.”

Residents and businesses adjacent to sidewalk crosswalks are also reminded to clear windrows left at the front of the wheel chair ramps to allow safe access for pedestrians using the crosswalks.

“The City of Vernon appreciates your help in allowing us to better serve the community during the winter months.”

To contact a reporter for this story, email Charlotte Helston at or call 250-309-5230. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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