Metro Vancouver Snow Fall Tips

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Ashton Service Group
Vancouver Snow

Time to clear the snow in Metro Vancouver

After experiencing snow fall for three consecutive days in Metro Vancouver (is that a record for Vancouver?), the snow has finally stopped and we are cleaning up.

Here are some reminders and tips on how to bear with the white stuff.

1. Remember to clear snow from your sidewalks and stairs by shovelling, salting, putting down sand or kitty litter to help with traction on slippery surfaces. Mailmen can refuse to deliver your mail if they feel your steps are hazardous.

2. Avoid pushing snow into piles against foundation walls or against anything made with wood where the melting water can refreeze and cause cracks or water damage.

3. Keep your eyes out for potholes when walking or driving. Potholes form when water seeps into the pavement, freezes, expands and thaws when the weather warms up.

4. Be helpful and neighbourly by clearing snow away from fire hydrants and storm drains to allow for the melted snow to flow freely and avoid huge pools of water that can freeze when the temperature drops overnight.

If you are lucky enough to take a snow day, it is always fun to build a snowman or fort, and drink some hot chocolate.

After all we do not get snow that often so we can learn to put up with it for a few days unlike our neighbours in Alberta or Ontario.


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