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Posted on: November 18, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Winter Tips and Information

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Winter tips from the City of Revelstoke Public Works Department

  • During significant winter weather events plowing will be concentrated on Emergency Routes, Bus Routes, and Main road arterials as per the City Snow Removal Policy.  Resources are committed to keeping these routes open and priority to emergency services such as Hospitals, Ambulance, Police and Fire.   Once all priority routes are cleared crews will concentrate efforts on clearing residential streets.  


  • The City of Revelstoke Public Works department reminds you to use caution and defensive driving practices when operating a vehicle under winter conditions.


  • Please be aware and stay clear of snow clearing/removal equipment and sanding trucks.  These are identified by amber flashing warning lights.  DO NOT PASS these vehicles & stay a minimum of 15 meters behind.


  • Children should never play or build snow forts on or near piles of snow at the side of the road.  Operators of snow clearing equipment cannot see children in these locations.


  • Placing snow on the travelled portion of the roadway is not permitted under the City of Revelstokes’ Traffic and Highways Bylaw.  This regulation helps to ensure potentially dangerous situations for motorists are avoided.   This is a ticketable offense.


  • Residents and Business owners are reminded that although crews assist property owners with the clearing of deep snow and sanding sidewalks, the ultimate responsibility for keeping the sidewalks clear of snow and ice, rests with the property or business owner, whose property borders the sidewalk. (pursuant to Bylaw #1400, 1992).   

The City of Revelstoke Public Works Department thanks you for your patience and understanding during the winter months.

Enjoy your winter and be safe.

If you have any questions please call the Public Works Office at 250-837-2001.

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