Coquitlam residents will have to wait if they expect their side street to be cleared quickly after a snowfall.
Priority 1 roads are getting cleared but Priority 2 and 3 streets have to wait until the main roads are safe.
And when there are multiple snowfalls, that could mean waiting some time for a neighbourhood street to get plowed.
While this might upset some, especially parents trying to get their kids to school, the city is finding a lighthearted way to explain to citizens how snow clearing decisions are made.
In a new video posted to its Facebook page, the city introduces a new superhero, Captain Public Works, and explains the priority clearing policy. With a big smile and the ability to fly, the hard hat-wearing, cape-sporting bearded fellow says some roads are cleared before others but it’s all to keep people safe.
The city also has an app for people to request a snow response.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to shovel your sidewalk. The city expects you to clear the sidewalk within 10 hours of a snowfall.
For more information, or to find out how to volunteer to be a Snow Angel to clear the walks for people with mobility issues, visit https://www.coquitlam.ca/public-safety/winter-wise/winter-wise-program.aspx
Environment Canada is reporting flurries on and off, sometimes mixed with rain, through to Friday.