Chilliwack – City crews and equipment have been working 24 hours a day since last weekend’s snowfall, dealing with drifting snow and keeping major roads open to traffic. The high winds and drifting snow has delayed response to residential streets. Yesterday morning, Chilliwack crews were able to start diverting equipment into residential areas and as of this morning (Friday, December 16), crews have improved driving conditions on over 60% of the City’s residential streets and side roads. Crews will continue through the day and into tonight to work on improving driving conditions around the City.
The forecast is for some additional snow starting Sunday morning and ending Sunday night when the precipitation will turn to freezing rain. By Monday morning temperatures will rise and we will see rainfall.
Most of the drainage catch basins around the City remain snow covered. In order to minimize the possibility of localized flooding the public is asked to assist by clearing snow from any catch basin in front of your property. If you would like to know if there is a catch basin in front of your property, call the Chilliwack Engineering Department at 604 793 2907.
There is the possibility of localized flooding and encourage them to clear snow from catch basins.