Clearing of residential streets in Victoria postponed as snow continues to fall

Clearing of residential streets in Victoria postponed as snow continues to fall
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Victoria residents hoping to have their residential streets free of snow Sunday morning are out of luck.

On Saturday night, the City of Victoria had said it made good progress clearing city streets, and hoped to start ridding residential streets of snow on Sunday morning — weather dependant.

But the snow continued to fall throughout the night and into the morning, and the City says they have to continue to focus on priority routes.

“Based on today’s snowfall warning and current snowfall, crews will continue to apply salt, plow priority routes and clear downtown transit stops, wheelchair ramps and sidewalks fronting City properties,” said the City of Victoria in an update on their website.

Crews were working overnight, salting the roads as the temperatures dropped to below freezing.

The City says it will try to get to residential roads as soon as it can, and is reminding all residents to try and help make sure storm drains aren’t covered or blocked in order to prevent flooding.

Few buses are running in the CRD as of Sunday morning.

“Due to current road conditions, the following routes only are running this morning: 4, 6, 14, 15, 50, 61, 70 and 72. We will continue to provide updates throughout the day,” said BC Transit in a Tweet.

For the most up-to-date information on bus schedules and service updates, visit the BC Transit website.

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