Parking along some snow routes banned in Kelowna

KELOWNA – There is so much snow in the forecast the City of Kelowna has initiated parking bans on snow routes across the city.

The snow event advisory affects residents living on designated snow routes in Wilden, the Ponds, Magic Estates and Dilworth Mountian, according to a release from the city.

“Residents parked on the street have 24 hours to find alternative off-street parking,” it says. “Residents not living on a snow route are still encouraged to move their vehicles off the road to help plows clear the snow from curb to curb safely and quickly.”

Vehicles left parked on snow routes during the temporary ban can be towed or fined up to $50.

Snow crews clear and de-ice city streets according to their priority, with high traffic roads like Gordon Drive receiving attention first.

“Priority two includes collector roads such as Richter Street, bus routes, school zones, town centres and emergency vehicle stations. Priority three includes local roads in neighborhoods and priority four includes remaining lanes,” the release states. 

Highway 97 (Harvey Avenue) and Highway 33 are maintained by the Provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.  

More information about snow routes and snow removal, including maps, can be found on the City of Kelowna website.

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