City adds new Promontory plowing priority

The priority one route on Promontory used to run east to west but now the snow removal equipment will loop around

Residents need to remember the city's snow and ice control policy puts a priority rating on all Chilliwack roads from 1 to 4

Most winters, snowfall in Chilliwack is as rare as hen’s teeth. Occasionally, the community is slammed with the white stuff.

A few minor changes are in store for City of Chilliwack’s snow and ice control policies and priorities.

Director of Operations Glen MacPherson mapped out housekeeping changes at the last council meeting, which included increased snow removal on Promontory.

The priority one route on Promontory used to run east to west but now it will loop around the hillside community.

“It will allow the snow plow equipment to clear and loop around Promontory, giving access to a cleared road much sooner,” he said.

The snow and ice control policy places a priority rating on all Chilliwack roads from 1 to 4, since they don’t have the manpower or equipment to clear the more than 500 km of Chilliwack roads in a timely manner.

First they target the major arterial and collector roads, hillsides and other collectors. Third priority are other roads on the valley floor. Last priority is always residential roads.

Another change had to do with temporary suspension of snow removal services, “should weather conditions be so severe that” equipment can’t be operated.

The new part is that city officials may suspend service from roads where weather or road conditions have deteriorated beyond the capabilities of the equipment, such as in the case of heavily drifting snow.

See more on the city website under Winter Operations at

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