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SNOW REMOVAL WINTER

During the snow removal season, the Town of Creston (ToC) works hard to create a safe town for residents and visitors. Residents can help the snow trucks clear the way more efficiently by moving their vehicles off the roads, especially in cul-de-sacs, before the snow falls.

Residents are responsible for clearing snow from their driveways and the sidewalk fronting their properties. The Town is responsible for clearing snow from sidewalks that are on Town property.

Road Clearing Priority

The Public Works group is responsible for snow removal and ice control on roadways and sidewalks within the Town of Creston boundaries. Roads are cleared based on their priority status, according to the ToC Snow Removal and Ice Control Policy. For more detailed information please refer to the policy.

Priority One:

• Major Collectors – Main routes serving as connectors/collectors between areas and routes.
• Steep Grades – Hilly terrain that gets slippery in inclement weather conditions.
• Roads serving emergency routes to hospitals and fire equipment.
• Transit routes.
• School Zones.

The roads will be opened within 12 hours of the end of the storm event.

Priority Two:

• Remainder of collectors.

The roads will be opened within 24 hours of the end of the storm event.

Priority Three:

• The remainder of roads in the Town.
• Town Parking Lots.
• Paved recreation trails completed under the Creston Trails and Recreation Equipment Project (2014). (RM Sept. 30/14 Res. #324-14)


The roads will be opened within 48 hours of the end of the storm event with the exception of weekends and Statutory Holidays, which will not be included in the 48 hours. Priority 3 roads will not be cleared on weekends or Statutory Holidays.

These are considered to be minimum standards and it is anticipated that under average conditions all roads will be cleared within 24 hours.
Sidewalks that are cleared by the Town are dealt with by the sidewalk crew and are not impacted by the above priorities.

Please note:
Priority Two and Three roads will not be serviced until service levels of Priority One roads are achieved. If another storm occurs prior to completion of Priority Two and Three roads, attention will again shift to Priority One roads.

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For Frequently Asked Questions Click HERE.

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The Public Works department is committed to maintaining a fiscally responsible budget, while also providing a cost-effective and efficient service. Your cooperation and patience regarding the above issues is encouraged and much appreciated by the Town and your fellow citizens.

Should you have any concerns or questions with regard to snow removal, please contact the Town of Creston @ 250-428-2214, extension 233.

For periodic updates on the status of your service check the Town’s Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Best wishes for the winter season.