Snow Removal

Tired of shoveling your driveway a second time after the snowplow deposits snow across the entrance when it plows your street?  Check out the video below for a simple tip to avoid having to shovel it again, courtesy of the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Need Help?

Contact the Civic Works department Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone 250 365 5979 or email at For after hours emergencies call 250 365 3341.



The City of Castlegar works to remove all snow and ice in a timely and safe manner.

To assist in the process, residents can help snow removal efficiency by: 

  • Removing all vehicles and structures from the street
  • Remove snow and ice from front sidewalks
  • Park off-site while city snow removal is in place
  • Do not shovel directly on to city streets
  • Keep children away from roads and snow removal equipment

Removal Priority

In the interest of public safety, city streets are maintained on a priority basis, with priorities 1 and 2 cleared within 12 hours of the end of the snowfall. 

  • Columbia Avenue/ Arrow Lakes Drive from 18th Street to the Industrial Plants
  • Collector & Residential Streets/Avenues with hills with grades greater than 9% 
  • Access to emergency service buildings:
    • Hospital
    • Firehall
    • Ambulance
    • Police 
  • Collector Streets/ Avenues
  • Access to schools
  • Commercial/Industrial areas
  • Sidewalks in the downtown core
  • All remaining residential streets
  • Snow hauling from central business areas (2nd, 3rd, 4th Street & Columbia Avenue)
  • Street widening
  • Access to water & sewer facilities
  • Hydrants 
  • Lanes
  • All remaining sidewalks
  • City owned parking lots
  • Bus stops/Turnouts - clear path to roadway
  • Snow hauling – remainder

Snow Removal Information - January 2023
January2023QuarterlyNewsletterWinterOperationsPageFINAL.pdf [191 KB]
Last Changed: Jan 13, 2023 03:08pm
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