Latest snowfall has plows and shovels out in Kamloops

And with the large dump of the white stuff will come more debate on how and why the city undertakes snow-clearing.

City crews are busy clearing streets and residents are at work breaking down those snow walls, or windrows, left a the foot of driveways after snowplows come through,

A significant snowfall overnight Tuesday (Dec. 29) and into Wednesday morning dropped between five and 15 centimetres of the white stuff on Kamloops, depending on the elevation. Environment Canada is calling for another two centimetres to fall on Wednesday night.

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It was the third significant snowfall of the season, with the first serious dump occurring on Oct. 23.

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Batchelor Heights received a sizeable dump of snow overnight Tuesday (Dec. 29) and into Wednesday. - KTW

In Kamloops, crews are dealing with 1,500 lane kilometres of roads, 94 kilometres of priority sidewalks, 571 bus stops and 458 cul de sacs.

With the latest snowfall will come more debate on how and why the city undertakes snow-clearing. Social media is rife with complaints from the public about those windrows, while a recent letter to the editor elicited dozens and dozens of comments on KTW’s Facebook page.

More information on how the City of Kamloops tackles snow removal, and why, can be found at


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