Civic Works
Snow Removal

 

ATTENTION:  CITY OF CASTLEGAR RESIDENTS

SNOW REMOVAL ADVISORY

CALL THE SNOW PHONE 250-365-7244 TO REPORT HAZARDS

 

There are in excess of 90 km. of roads & 20 km. of sidewalks within the City to maintain.  Snow removal on priority routes #1 & #2 will normally be completed within 12 hours of the end of a snow storm, depending on snowfall rates & duration.  In the interest of public safety, City streets are maintained on a priority basis:

 

Priority 1
Priority 2
Priority 3
Priority 4
  • Columbia Avenue/ Arrow Lakes Drive from 18th Street to the Industrial Plants
  • Collector & Residential Streets/Avenues with hills with grades greater than 9%
  • Access to emergency service buildings

* Hospital 

* Firehall

* Ambulance

* Police 

  • Collector Streets/ Avenues
  • Access to schools
  • Commercial/Industrial areas
  • Sidewalks in the      Downtown Core
  • All remaining residential streets
  • Snow hauling from central business areas (2nd, 3rd, 4th Street & Columbia Avenue)
  • Street widening
  • Access to water & sewer facilities
  • Hydrants
  • Lanes
  • All remaining sidewalks
  • City owned parking lots
  • Bus stops/Turnouts - clear path to roadway
  • Snow hauling - remainder
 

Businesses & Residents can contribute to efficient City snow removal & sanding operations in a number of ways:

  1. Remove all unused vehicles, boats, trailers, basketball nets, etc. from the streets;
  2. Remove snow & ice from sidewalks fronting their properties;
  3. Park vehicles off City streets/avenues while snow removal is in progress, or when snow removal signage is in place;
  4. DO NOT shovel, plow or blow snow from driveways onto City streets – snow should be removed to the right  side of the driveway (facing the street), to reduce the amount of snow deposited across driveways during street clearance operations.  City equipment travels in the direction of traffic flow.

              VIOLATIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO BYLAW ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

  1. THE CITY WILL NOT CLEAR WINDROWS FROM pRIVATE DRIVEWAYS.
  2. TRUCKS AND PLOWS FREQUENTLY SLOW DOWN, TURN AND BACK UP, STAY WELL BACK AT ALL TIMES
  3. CHILDREN SHOULD BE ADVISED NOT TO PLAY ON SNOW BANKS ADJACENT TO ROADS & TO REMAIN WELL AWAY FROM SNOW REMOVAL EQUIPMENT.
  4. DO NOT PLACE STEEL POSTS OR ROCKS ON BOULEVARDS AS MARKERS - THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH INSTALLATIONS WILL BE HELD LIABLE FOR INJURY OR EQUIPMENT DAMAGE THEY CAUSE.

Castlegar’s Transportation & Civic Works Department is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Snow removal related enquiries should be directed to the Castlegar Snow Phone at 365-7244, 24 hours per day.