Highlands institutes new phone line for winter weather road reporting

Staff reminding residents not to phone fire hall with road reports

The District of Highlands is offering residents a chance to report winter road conditions outside of regular working hours.

This special phone line is monitored around the clock for the duration of the winter season.

While the District inspects and maintains roads – according to the road maintenance contract, 24 hours a day, seven days a week – this does not always eliminate the presence of challenging or dangerous situations. Weather patterns can vary within the District, which can impact the ability to plan ahead or react to sudden changes.

Staff are encouraging motorists to be aware of the potential for slippery conditions and ensure their vehicles are appropriated equipped to drive in these conditions.

Highlands residents are also asked not to contact the fire chief to report road conditions or with requests for winter maintenance.

For these requests, call the new phone line at 250-893-1773.

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