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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby 797hauler » Dec 10th, 2012, 10:40 am

IMO, the city should only go out if theres more then an inch for parking lots and two inches for road ways or if theres extreme ice. As a rule I held and most business owners I dealt with agreed. One inch is when A plow should be out for the lot. and the city does the road way, however I did the occasional entrance from a road if it was two inches or more and I plowed 40 businesses in kelowna/ west kelowna. never had a problem or complaint against myself or my business, or my clients businesses.
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby cv23 » Dec 10th, 2012, 11:14 am

erazmus wrote:Hmmm, drove to work this morning and was pleasantly surprised to find my residential street was sanded! Within 24 ours of the snowfall. This is the first time I can recall our low-priority street ever getting attention so quickly.


LOL
I live on a residential street in the downtown area. Yesterday afternoon about 3pm a truck with its blade down plowed the east side of my street. This surprised me as after sweeping my walk I realized the accumulation wasn't that great but I thought "Good on the City" for a change.
It's now 10am the following day and the west side remains untouched as far as any snow removal goes. The approach to the intersections on the west side are all now glare ice.
So much for any kudos I was going to give the City for snow removal and sanding on the first snowfall. Hopefully they'll do better next time.
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby Bman » Dec 10th, 2012, 3:40 pm

The dang city STILL hasnt plowed my street, and its melted already. :dyinglaughing:
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Re: Snow removal in kelowna

Postby Steve-O » Dec 10th, 2012, 3:50 pm

motorhomebabe wrote:I think those SUVS and trucks think they are invicncible in 4 wheel :dyinglaughing:


Reminds me of a news article on one of the channels in Calgary in which they were interviewing a police officer about the winter driving conditions and he mentioned that a 4 wheel drive vehicle may start off better but we all have 4 wheel brakes so don't let better traction getting going give you over confidence.
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Re: Snow removal in kelowna

Postby Glacier » Dec 10th, 2012, 4:56 pm

blackpowder wrote:Good winter tires and leave 30 minutes early!

Good winter tires = don't have to leave early (typically). Today, I took my other vehicle to work that lacks the good winter tires, and thus I drove below the speed limit much of the way.
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby dlarrivee » Dec 10th, 2012, 6:22 pm

Gee I wish the city wasted a bunch of diesel fuel and sand fixing up the roads before they melted and dried up today.
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby dodgerdodge » Dec 10th, 2012, 9:13 pm

http://www.castanet.net/news/Central-Ok ... s-reported

Interesting to see the comments from "an officer at one crash scene" it said and i quote "An officer at one crash scene on McCulloch Road in East Kelowna hinted the city could have done a better job clearing the road Sunday"
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby dlarrivee » Dec 11th, 2012, 7:41 am

The driver of the wreck likely could have done a better job keeping his/her vehicle in one piece too.

Thousands of folks on the roads 25 or 26 crashes, I don't think the roads are the problem.
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby Ken7 » Dec 11th, 2012, 9:01 am

I would also take just a wild guess that tires were not the real cause, most likely speed and no attention to task at hand!

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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby blackpowder » Dec 19th, 2012, 1:30 am

dlarrivee wrote:The driver of the wreck likely could have done a better job keeping his/her vehicle in one piece too.

Thousands of folks on the roads 25 or 26 crashes, I don't think the roads are the problem.



Yes very true.
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby KENDRABUG » Dec 19th, 2012, 10:54 am

My residential road has been ice for the past two days, and now with another snowfall currently happening I don't see any progress being made anytime soon. Would have liked a sand truck at least. It's a semi-busy road, not off in the wilderness.
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby featfan » Dec 19th, 2012, 6:27 pm

http://www.onspot.com/indhisfr.htm

Awhile ago I saw these on a firetruck in Kelowna.
Coolest damm thing I`ve seen in years.
Youtube has some great videos of drop down chains.
Glacier do you have a set of these?
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby phasyluck » Dec 19th, 2012, 6:32 pm

(OP)>>Buy winter tires and stop whining about snow removal or head south and complain about the lack of shade!
Sure do love Rutland!!
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby Busdriver1964 » Dec 19th, 2012, 6:43 pm

featfan wrote:http://www.onspot.com/indhisfr.htm

Awhile ago I saw these on a firetruck in Kelowna.
Coolest damm thing I`ve seen in years.
Youtube has some great videos of drop down chains.
Glacier do you have a set of these?


Unfortunately very expensive and not very effective.
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Re: Snow removal in Kelowna

Postby Whyme2 » Dec 19th, 2012, 6:57 pm

phasyluck wrote:(OP)>>Buy winter tires and stop whining about snow removal or head south and complain about the lack of shade!

Winter tires still don't do much on "ICE". If your offering a all expensive paid trip down south I promise I won't complain about the lack of shade. I hate winter but was born a Canadian.
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