Highlands staff are reminding drivers to be prepared for icy conditions during winter months.

Highlands staff are reminding drivers to be prepared for icy conditions during winter months.

Highlands winter phone line now active

West Shore residents received their first taste of winter this week and Highlands staff are reminding residents to report any problems.

  • Dec. 8, 2016 8:00 a.m.

West Shore residents received their first taste of winter this week and Highlands staff  are reminding residents to report any problem areas they may encounter.

While roads in the District are maintained and inspected regularly – in accordance with maintenance contracts – challenging or dangerous road conditions can still be present from time to time. With the potential for slippery sections a reality when the temperatures dip to freezing or below, District officials encourage drivers to ensure their vehicles are properly equipped to handle winter conditions.

Residents are also reminded not to contact the fire department or fire chief to report road conditions or request winter maintenance. During winter months the District maintains a duty phone which is monitored full time. Adverse or dangerous road conditions can be reported by calling 250-893-1773. More road-related information can be found at highlands.ca.

katie@goldstreamgazette.com