Fall & Winter Weather Reminders

As the season changes, the Town of View Royal would like to remind residents to be prepared for the rain, snow and inclement weather.

Property Maintenance

  • Clean your roof gutters and dispose of yard waste (branches and leaves). Click here for yard waste drop off locations for View Royal residents.
  • To avoid flooding issues, keep on-street drains and culverts near your home clear of leaves and debris. If standing water is still an issue after removing debris, contact the Engineering Department.
  • During windstorms, watch for downed power lines and keep a safe distance. Trees or branches on hydro lines should to be reported to BC Hydro at 1-800-224-9376.

Garbage & Recycling

  • Be sure to secure all garbage and recycling bins to prevent debris from blowing around the neighbourhood on windy days. In the case debris does get loose, it is the responsibility of the property owner to clean it up.
    • During windy weather, put your garbage and recycling bins out the same day it will be picked up to help prevent articles from littering the neighbourhood overnight.
  • In the event of a heavy snowstorm or icy road conditions, the garbage collection contractor may not be able to service certain customers due to safety or access reasons. All missed garbage will be collected as soon as it is safe to do so.

Snow Clearing

  • View Royal roads are cleared in the following order:
    • 1st Priority = Major Roads
    • 2nd Priority = Steep Hills
    • 3rd Priority = Collectors, School and Playground Zones
    • Lowest Priority = Local Roads
      • *Note: during prolonged snowfall, crews may need to continue maintaining higher priority roads before attempting lower priority ones.
  • In the event of snowfall, please do not park on the roadway in order to ensure snow-clearing equipment can navigate the streets safely. Owners of vehicles parked on the roadway can be subject to fines and/or towed away at the owner’s expense.
  • Property owners are responsible to clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property.
    • If you are planning to be away from your home or need assistance, be sure to arrange for help in advance with snow and ice removal.
    • We encourage residents to please volunteer to help your elderly or handicapped neighbours who may need assistance with snow and ice removal.
  • When clearing snow in your driveway or private road, be sure to pile the snow to the left hand side (facing your home) so the snow plow does not plow excess snow across your driveway or private road access.

Winter Driving

  • During severe winter conditions, please avoid driving and use alternate transportation where possible.
  • If driving is required, follow the basic driving principles that apply during snowfall and icy conditions.
  • Ensure you have good winter tires, carry tire chains, lower your speed and keep a safe driving distance from other vehicles.
  • Visit www.shiftintowinter.ca or www.drivebc.ca for more winter driving tips.

Severe Weather & Storm Preparedness

  • Be prepared for severe weather this season - heavy rain, hail, blizzards, ice storms, high winds and power outages - all can happen without warning.
  • For tips on getting you and your family prepared, visit https://www.crd.bc.ca/prepare-yourself.