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Snow and Ice Reminders

Post Date:11/17/2021 1:50 PM

Whitehorse – Snow has finally arrived and City of Whitehorse crews are ready to tackle the busy winter maintenance season.

In order to work as efficiently as possible, residents are advised to watch for parking restrictions. When snow removal signs are posted, residents are asked to remove obstacles from roadways such as vehicles, trailers, and basketball nets. Failing to do so means the obstacles may be removed at the owner’s risk and expense, or City crews may not be able to complete snow removal in that area.

In addition, a section of the paved trail along the south side of Two Mile Hill is now closed for the winter. Please use the north side trail (same side as Takhini Arena). The motorized multi-use paved trail along Hamilton Boulevard will remain snow-covered to support the “out and away” concept, so snowmobilers and other user groups (skiers, kicksledders, etc.) who require snowpack can use it.

The City also reminds residents and businesses to fully clear sidewalks bordering their properties, as required by the Maintenance Bylaw.

  • Businesses are required to clear snow and ice down to the surface of the sidewalk and lane crossings by 11 a.m. the morning after a snowfall;
  • Businesses with accessible parking spaces are also required to clear snow and ice down to the surface from those spaces by 11 a.m. the morning after a snowfall;
  • Residential properties are required to have snow and ice removed from their sidewalks within 48 hours of a snowfall, or immediately upon request by a Bylaw Constable.

When clearing snow and ice from driveways and sidewalks, please do not move it onto roadways or private properties other than your own.

For details on snow and ice control, and to view our snow clearing priority maps, please visit whitehorse.ca/snowandice.