Burnaby scrambling to clear side streets before Sunday night snowfall

More snow is expected to hit Burnaby, the city says, and work on clearing the white stuff from Saturday has shifted to side streets.

The city tweeted out that its “priority 1” roads such as Lougheed and Kingsway have been the main focus, but now “priority 2 and 3” roads are being worked on.

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“With priority 1 cleared, crews are progressively clearing priority 2 and 3 routes,” read a city tweet.

You can view a city map of the priority roads here.

“Crews are working hard to clear as much remaining snow as possible before more expected snow this evening,” reads a city news release. “Once snow begins to fall, the focus will shift back to clearing priority 1 routes.”

Be Snow Smart

  • Help prevent slippery surfaces by shoveling sidewalks adjacent to your property by 10 a.m. every day. 
  • Apply a thin layer of a de-icing agent (such as road salt) to your driveway and sidewalk on the night before an expected snowfall. This will make it easier to shovel in the morning.
  • Whether you’re walking, driving or taking transit, plan ahead and give yourself extra time. 
  • Ensure nearby fire hydrants or catch basins in your neighbourhood are cleared when snow falls.
  • Make sure you are pushing excess snow onto your property, rather than the street.

Curbside Garbage, Green Waste and Recycling Collection

  • We make every effort to maintain collection services during snowfall events. If required, we re-assign crews and plow trucks to support collection.
  • Residents should leave their bins at the normal pickup location until advised otherwise. 


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