Winter Weather Reminders

The Town of View Royal’s Engineering Department would like to remind residents to be prepared for the snow and inclement weather this winter season.

  • Property owners must clear snow and ice from sidewalks adjacent to their property (see Streets Bylaw No. 980, 2019). Be sure to arrange for help in advance if you plan to be away from your home or if you require assistance with snow and ice removal. We ask that you kindly help your elderly or handicapped neighbours who may need assistance with snow removal.

  • The Town will make every effort to keep intersections, high-use bus stops and crosswalks clear of snow and ice.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Please note that in the event of a heavy snowstorm or icy road conditions, our garbage collection contractor, Waste Management, may not be able to service certain customers due to safety or access reasons. Waste Management will collect any missed garbage as soon as they can safely do so. Please provide clear and safe access to garbage totes to ensure uninterrupted service.