Ten trucks busy plowing Mission roads

It’s been a long night for city’s public works department after six inches of snow came down

City of Mission Photo

City of Mission Photo

Mission’s public works department staff had a busy night.

Crews were plowing snow overnight and since 5 a.m. this morning, according to a post on the city’s Facebook page.

In all, there are 10 trucks out after about 15 cm (six inches) of snow fell overnight.

City crews follow the snow removal policy focusing on Priority 1 routes first. City crews will be working hard, but can’t be everywhere at once. The post is asking the public to be patient

The city offers the following reminders:

– Don’t forget to shovel the sidewalk in front of your house or business, and please be a good neighbour to those that need help.

– When shovelling sidewalks, please throw it on your lawn, not on the street. Traffic packs down street snow and turns it into thick, slippery ice that takes even longer to melt away.

– Avoid street parking so the snow plows can do their job. Navigating around parked cars makes proper plowing not only difficult, but near impossible in some neighbourhoods. Please park in your driveways if possible.

– Please stay home if possible. If you have to go out, be properly equipped and drive safely. Give yourself extra time. Leave more space between you and the car in front of you. Practice patience and stay safe!

– For accidents and other true emergencies, call 911. For snow related issues, call Public Works at 604-820-3761.

Find out more about Mission’s winter readiness program, download priority routes, and learn about how you can help with snow control at mission.ca/snow.