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Snow and Ice Update for January 7, 2022

With temperatures dropping below freezing, a flash freeze is expected to take place throughout Nanaimo tonight. This means icy roads. If possible, we recommend avoiding travel, or at least delaying until the temperatures rise.

If you do need to be on the roads, practice winter driving habits:

  • slow down,
  • give other vehicles lots of room,
  • make sure you vehicle is winter ready with good all-season or better yet, snow tires
  • pay extra attention for pedestrians, and
  • have patience for other drivers.

City snow clearing continue to move through priority 3 routes with backhoes and trucks to dig out the compact snow and ice. We have enough supplies of salt and brine to make it through this weekend and it is anticipated we will see a warming trend next week with our typical winter weather of rain and more rain.


Find more information on the City's response to Snow and Ice.

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