Thursday January 19, 2012
City Hall News
Snow Plows Back Emergency Crews First
City asks residents to watch for plugged storm drains and public transit during winter weather
Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack
Emergency Vehicles Take Priority
n the event that an emergency vehicle is having problems accessing a call location due to snow and/or ice conditions, the City will be notified and snow removal equipment will immediately be diverted to the location to ensure the emergency vehicle can get in and out.
We expect a warming trend with rain as we get into the weekend and it is at
this time that we need residents to help out by clearing storm drains in
front of their properties. Residents can call the City to enquire about the
location of storm drains. For snow melt prep we are servicing the drainage
pump stations twice per day right now. Once we get away from dealing with
snow the crews will begin to check drainage culverts and watercourses to
ensure they are as free flowing as possible and we will have crews around
town clearing blocked CB's.
Transit updates are available by going to
and then clicking on the BC Transit WINTER WEATHER TRANSIT REPORTS link.
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