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.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com

Just Posted

Quick-thinking residents help contain fire in Colwood

Department says fire would have been worse if not for actions of tenant and neighbour

Unlike other districts, SD62 not cutting back on carpet cleaning

Sooke School District adds more custodians because of portables

New apartment buildings move forward in Langford

Belmont Place Apartments on Jacklin Road will feature 222 units when finished

High winds cancel slew of BC Ferries sailings

Travel to and from Victoria and Vancouver as well as Northern Gulf Islands affected

View Royal’s byelection results are in

The winner is Damian Kowalewich

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Naked man arrested in Nanaimo, provided with pants

Suspect arrested for causing disturbance Nov. 13 near Bowen and Northfield roads

‘An officer and a gentleman’: Const. John Davidson is laid to rest

Thousands attend memorial service for slain Abbotsford Police officer

VIDEO: Coquihalla closed both directions near Merritt

Detours are available via Hwy. 8 and Hwy. 1

VIDEO: The Last Jedi is going to be the longest ‘Star Wars’ movie yet

Newest movie in the franchise will beat Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week.

PHOTOS: Procession and funeral for Const. John Davidson

Thousands attended celebration of life for Abbotsford police officer

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates debate different paths for party

Third debate held Sunday, Nov. 19 at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Saanich police officer wins View Royal byelection

The day planner of a Saanich police officer suddenly got a lot… Continue reading

Most Read