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Snow Storm Information Update: City Puts Out Call To All Who Can Assist With Snow Removal

February 6, 2017

Cranbrook, BC (February 6, 2017 – 10:00am) -- Public Works snow removal crews and all available City contractors are in full operation this morning working to try to keep all emergency routes opens.  Crews have been operating 24 hours a day since Friday and are doing their very best with all the snow removal work.   We appreciate everyone’s patience and understand as we deal with this unprecedented amount of snow.

Crews are working to try to keep essential travel possible, but streets will not be able to be cleared curb to curb.  Many of the streets have very large windrows and many intersections are very tight.  If you are driving, please use extreme caution and care.

For those living in cul-de-sacs, Public Works advises it could be the better part of a week before City plows are able to reach them.  As a result, the City of Cranbrook is putting out the call to any citizens who have snow blowers, plows on trucks or quads or if you simply have a shovel and a strong back, to please do what you can to assist us with clearing snow from cul-de-sacs, alleys and sidewalks.

Earlier this morning, garbage collection was cancelled as Public Works staff was pulled off other duties to help with snow clearing operations.   Public Works has now also cancelled garbage collection for Tuesday February 7.  All collection zones affected will be allowed extra bags for pick up next week on their regular collection day.

All BC Transit service is cancelled today and tonight’s scheduled Council meeting has also been cancelled.

Please continue to watch our website, our Facebook and Twitter pages for the latest information and updates.

Again, the City of Cranbrook appreciates your patience and understanding as we continue to deal with this extreme snowfall and work hard to try to keep our major routes available for necessary travel.