City of Nanaimo asks residents to prepare for winter

NANAIMO – Snow must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours.

With winter around the corner, the City of Nanaimo is issuing reminders to residents about snow and ice conditions, rules and plow times.

The City of Nanaimo is asking residents to start preparing for winter, with reminders to remove snow from sidewalks within 24 hours and exercise caution on trails and bridges that can become slippery and wet.

A press release also says the city will be clearing major roads ahead of residential areas in a snowfall. The top priority for plows will be major roads, like emergency and bus routes, followed by residential areas with collector roads, cul-de-sacs and dead ends. People will see their areas plowed and maintained within 96 hours unless snow and icy conditions re-route crews back to major city roads.

To call in concerns regarding snow and ice control,  phone city public works department at 250-758-5222. People can  report issues in parks or on trails to the city’s parks, recreation and environment department at 250-756-5200.