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Hold tight, Vernon snow plows will get to you eventually

February 06, 2017 - 9:28 AM

VERNON - City crews are dealing with the large dump of snow and ask that residents do their part to keep things running smoothly.

Vernon got 18.8 mm of snow over the past three days and more is accumulating today, according to Environment Canada.

Roads are slippery with compact snow, and some streets have become narrow, making driving conditions more challenging, states a new release from the City of Vernon. 

City crews are currently plowing and sanding the 590 lane kilometres of roads and 29 kilometres of lanes within Vernon's municipal boundary.

Prior to a snow fall, and if conditions are favourable, the city will apply a liquid de-icer to many of Vernon's main roads. Liquid de-icer is used to stop snow and ice from bonding to the pavement allowing the road to return to a bare surface soon after it is plowed.

Following a snow fall, main roads are plowed first followed by residential roads, and lanes. During a prolonged snow fall, plow trucks will remain on main roads until the snow fall ends and the main roads are completed.

Cul-de-sacs are cleared once all roads and lanes are plowed and only when there is a significant accumulation of snow.

Following a large snow fall or a series of snow falls, roads can become narrow making driving more challenging. Residents can help this situation by plowing snow from driveways and sidewalks back onto private property and not onto the road way. Motorists are also reminded to slow down and stay back from plow trucks.

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