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

Flat tire, kindness of strangers, surprisingly inflate hope

Sooke mom and her daughters knocked on door of Bob and Norma Saunders seeking help

Health Canada suspends Island pot producer’s licence following unannounced visit

Evergreen Medicinal Supply is working on “corrective action”

Victoria student out $600 for lack of e-bike insurance blames confusing rules

B.C. regulation says e-bike motors must turn off if rider stops pedalling, or bike must be insured

Oak Bay grants 60 days of protection for century-old mansion

J.W. Morris House slated for removal by Abstract Developments

Saanich police ask for public’s help locating missing high risk youth

The 12-year-old was last seen before school on Monday morning

Sealand was much more than killer whales, says ex-employee

Former Sealasd trainer revisits Sealand of the Pacific in talk

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of September 17

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should the province step in to upgrade the road to Bamfield?

The death of two University of Victoria students on a bus bound… Continue reading

35 of 87 dogs in 2018 Williams Lake seizure were euthanized due to behavioural issues, BCSPCA confirm

The dogs did not respond to the behaviour modification and remained terrified of humans

B.C. ‘tent city’ disputes spark call for local government autonomy

UBCM backs Maple Ridge after province overrules city

B.C. drug dealers arrested after traffic stop near Banff turns into helicopter pursuit

Antonio Nolasco-Padia, 23, and Dina Anthony, 55, both well-known to Chilliwack law enforcement

B.C. MLA calls on province to restrict vaping as first related illness appears in Canada

Todd Stone, Liberal MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson, introduced an anti-vaping bill in April

Most Read