The City of Mission snow plows are on the road 24/7. / City of Mission Photo

The City of Mission snow plows are on the road 24/7. / City of Mission Photo

UPDATED: City asks Mission residents to avoid the roads

All civic building sclosed today due to weather

The City of Mission is asking residents to avoid travelling today (Dec. 23) both for safety reasons and to give snow plows more room to work.

According to a statement on the city’s website, “Crews are working 24/7 on snow removal and will continue working on Priority 1 routes throughout the day.”

“The City was prepared for the worst last night and had all of our resources mobilized,” said Mayor Paul Horn. “Fortunately, the weather event has not been quite as bad as expected, but we recognize that we are not finished with it yet. We will continue to work to ensure safe conditions, and we need the help of our neighbours as we get through this harsh weather.”

Updates will be provided on the city’s webpage, Alertable, and official City of Mission social media channels: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Due to the treacherous weather conditions, all civic facilities are closed today – that includes City Hall, Welton Common, Leisure Centre (all programming is cancelled), Boswyk Centre, Mission Library, the landfill, Abbotsford-Mission Recycling Depot, Visitor Information Centre and Fire Station #1 (closed to the public).

Residents scheduled for curbside collection today will have to store their waste for another two weeks.

Collection of the rot pot, recycling, and garbage is cancelled and residents are asked to hold onto their waste materials until the next collection day.

So far, the only road closure in Mission is James Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue.

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