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Sooke residents reminded to clear snow from frontage areas

Roads and sidewalks are slippery

Saturday, February 9, 2019 ~ SOOKE.

~ West Shore Voice News

Sooke got its fair share of a south Vancouver Island 10 cm snowfall yesterday, followed by a windy day today February 9 with gusts up to 90 km/hr.

Roads and sidewalks are icy. Strong wind gusts can impact smaller vehicles as well as trees and other debris.

Yesterday, District of Sooke CAO Don Schaffer posted an Inclement Weather Conditions release, reminding residents that it’s not the District but Mainroad South Island on contract that clears roads in the municipal area. Mainroad starts with highways and main arterial roadways, then side streets as time permits.  [Info:  Main Road Contracting, South Island Division 1-877-391-7310]

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Snowy street in Sooke, February 9, 2019 [West Shore Voice News photo by Chelsea Kirkpatrick]
“We will ensure the parking lots of municipally owned properties and adjacent sidewalks are cleared of snow,” said Schaffer. However, property owner/occupiers are to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk and footpaths in front of their properties within 24 hours of accumulation.

“Thank you in advance for ensuring your fellow residents can safely navigate the community,” said Schaffer.

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About 10 cm of snow fell in the Greater Victoria area on February 8