The District is asking the public to use caution on the roads while snow and ice persists. Drivers should expect to share the road with cyclists and watch for pedestrians on the road.
Pedestrians, please use caution on connecting pathways and trails, which are generally not cleared.
Sanding/salting and snow plowing operations are generally completed in the following manner:
- First Priority: Emergency routes, public transit routes, arterial routes, major collectors, school roadways and some roads in hilly areas are given first priority. Plowing and salt/sanding will continue as long as adverse weather conditions exist. Snow will be cleared from all emergency establishments and surrounding routes. These areas include the police station, fire station, ambulance station, and the hospital.
- Second Priority: Collector roads and some cul-de-sacs in hilly areas identified. Clear and maintain collector roads and designated hill and problem areas.
- Third Priority: Clearing cul-de-sacs and no thru roads. Work is carried out during regular working hours except in an extreme snow event. Clear cul-de-sacs is generally done last. It can take up to 48 hours to reach the cul-de-sacs from the time it stops snowing. If snow falls again within that time, crews must then return to the streets with higher priority. Understandably, this lengthens the response time for residential and cul-de-sac roads and is the prime cause of inquiries on snow control.
For more information, see: centralsaanich.ca/snow