The District of North Saanich maintains more than 140 km of road, keeping these roads safe and passable.
When snow falls, our priority is to ensure emergency responders can safely navigate routes throughout North Saanich communities. We prioritize our snow clearing efforts as follows:
- First Priority: major and emergency routes, hills, and curves
- Second Priority: secondary and connector roads
- Third Priority: residential streets and cul-de-sacs
During periods of prolonged snowfall we continually prioritize the major and emergency routes, hills, and curves, ensuring they are safe and passable before we tackle the second and third priority routes.
It is important to work together as a community when winter weather hits, to keep streets and sidewalks clear and safe, and keep people, goods, and services moving. Please help by:
- clearing walkways around your property
- avoiding parking on roads (which can prevent them from being cleared)
- checking on and assisting your neighbours
Please note that the District does not clear private roads and driveways.
View the District’s Snow Clearing Priority Route Map
We also consider the impact of ice on local roads. When icy conditions are likely, District crews patrol North Saanich roads early in the morning to assess known problem areas.
When they identify areas of concern, the crews treat the roads with salt to reduce the likelihood of hazardous conditions. Salt helps snow and ice melt faster on road surfaces.
Please direct all requests, comments, and concerns to Public Works at 250-655-5480.