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Metropolis getting ready for potential heavy snowfall this weekend

Metropolis getting ready for potential heavy snowfall this weekend

Metropolis getting ready for potential heavy snowfall this weekend

February 24 2023 –

The most recent Vancouver forecasts are exhibiting a chance of great snowfall throughout town this Saturday and Sunday.

To organize, Metropolis crews have been out treating all main routes with brine and/or salt. Employees and gear will probably be accessible round around-the-clock over the weekend as wanted. 

With as a lot as 30 centimetres within the forecast, we encourage residents to solely take important journeys and to take security precautions if they should drive. There are lots of issues you are able to do to assist hold our metropolis protected within the occasion of snow:  

  • For those who should journey, plan journey in line with our prioritized winter upkeep plan.
  • If that you must be on the roads, journey with warning and please give method to, or keep at a protected distance when following a plow, salt or brine truck.
  • In case your automotive is parked on a significant route, please transfer it to a aspect road to make room for plows.
  • Take away snow earlier than it hardens to ice. Vancouver property homeowners and tenants are answerable for clearing snow and ice from the complete width of sidewalks that encompass their property by 10 am on the morning when there are freezing temperatures or snow on the bottom. 
  • If you’re unable to clear your stroll and don’t have any different options, you might be inspired to join the Snow Angel Program the place volunteers are matched with individuals with mobility points to assist clear their sidewalks.
  • Find out about getting ready an emergency equipment on your automotive and what to do when you get caught
  • Test Translink for transit updates and the Provincial Drive BC web site to plan journey on highways and commuter bridges exiting Vancouver.
  • Find out about sustainable salt use to assist shield our pets, autos, infrastructure and waterways.

Excessive Climate Response Shelters and Warming Centres

The Metropolis is dedicated to making sure all residents have a protected, heat, place to return inside throughout chilly months. Every location is managed by skilled {and professional} non-profit housing and shelter operators. These in search of shelter house can name 2-1-1 to test availability. 

Excessive Climate Response Shelters present mats to sleep on and are open throughout excessive rain, wind, snow or when the temperature appears like 0°C or beneath. Relying on the situation, guests to those heat areas could carry their pets, bikes and carts with them. 

Along with our companions, the Metropolis has activated quite a lot of warming centres to encourage individuals to return in from the chilly.

Warming centres are open when the temperature appears like -4°C or beneath or precise temperature of -5°C as a life-saving measure for individuals sleeping exterior. Whereas they don’t seem to be arrange with beds or mats, sizzling drinks and snacks can be found in a single day. Probably the most up-to-date info will be discovered on the Metropolis’s social media channels, and at .

Excessive Climate Response (EWR) Shelters and Warming Centres are along with Momentary Winter Shelters, that are open each evening between November and March. A doc itemizing all accessible areas is accessible on the Metropolis of Vancouver web site and our social media channels are up to date often.

The Metropolis extends its appreciation to the neighborhood organizations who make their areas accessible to activate as Warming Centres and Excessive Climate Response Shelters.