The District of Sooke contracts Mainland Roads to clear our roads in rare instances of snowfall, such as today. Crews are busy clearing streets as quickly and safely as possible. Please be patient and exercise caution when traveling on the roads today. For more information please visit their website at http://mainroad.ca/services/winter-maintenance or click on the Winter Maintenance schedule, which forms part of their contract with the District.
In regards to sidewalks, please also exercise caution as people emerge from the warmth of their homes and businesses to clear sidewalks. The following is an excerpt from the District of Sooke Traffic and Highways bylaw:
|16. REMOVAL OF SNOW, ICE OR RUBBISH
SIDEWALKS AND FOOTPATHS
|(1)||Owners or occupiers of real property shall remove snow, ice or rubbish from the sidewalk and footpaths bordering the property owned or occupied by them within 24 hours of the accumulation of such snow, ice or rubbish on such sidewalk.|
|HAZARDS||(2)||Owners or occupiers of real property shall immediately remove any snow, ice or rubbish from the roof or other part of any structure situated adjacent to or abutting on any portion of any highway if it constitutes a danger to persons using the highway by imposing a threat of falling upon the highway.|