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Snow Update - November 29, 2022

Increased snowfall and cold temperatures make for slick roads. Snow is expected to turn into rain overnight, so the roads may be icy tomorrow morning. We are expecting flurries Wednesday night as well. Crews are out salting and clearing in order of priority route and will continue to do so throughout the night. If possible, we recommend avoiding travel, or at least delaying until conditions improve. 

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
  • clear the outside of your vehicle of snow and ice
  • pay extra attention for pedestrians and cyclists, and
  • have patience for other drivers.

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

Garbage and Recycling

Some sections of curbside collection routes will be affected today due to winter road conditions. If your garbage, recycling or organics weren't picked up today, please bring it back in, and we will collect it on your next designated collection day. What does this mean?

  • If your garbage collection was missed today, we will pick it up on your next scheduled garbage collection day
  • If your recycling collection was missed today, we will pick it up on your next scheduled recycling collection day.
  • Organics will be collected on your scheduled collection day next week.

Please check your Nanaimo Recycles app - if you haven't already, download the app - for special messages regarding your missed collection or get further information by calling 250-758-5222.

We appreciate your patience and apologize for the inconvenience.

Stay up to date with Garbage and Recycling collection.

Parks and Recreation

Due to inclement weather, all Parks, Recreation and Culture registered programs will be canceled for the rest of the day (November 29). We will be crediting accounts for this evening's missed classes.

Recreation facilities remain open this evening for facility rentals and for drop-in swimming, weight rooms, skating and gymnasium sports.

Staff will be re-evaluating the weather situation overnight and will provide any further updates in the morning if programs are canceled or facilities are closed.

Please use caution in Nanaimo's parks. Trails, boardwalks, bridges, stairs and playground equipment can become slippery and hazardous when there is snow and ice.

Stay up to date with Parks, Recreation and Culture.

Around Home

Please make sure to remove snow and ice from sidewalks in front of your property within 24 hours, so that pedestrians have a safe place to walk and can stay clear of oncoming traffic. To help avoid flooding, please make sure to clear leaves and debris from catch basins at storm drains in front of your property. If you know of someone who may need a helping hand, please reach out to them.  

The City will clear sidewalks around parks, bridges, commuter trails and major City facilities as quickly as staff can get to them.

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