Send your snow photos to editor@ladysmithchronicle.com

Snowfall warning: 5 things Ladysmith residents should know

Ladysmith could receive between five and 15 cm of snow by Saturday.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warming for areas across British Columbia, including east Vancouver Island where Ladysmith could receive between five and 15 cm of snow by Saturday.

“The snow will begin over Vancouver Island late this evening and further east overnight and continue into Friday,” said an Environment Canada weather alert issued Thursday.

“The snow is expected to become mixed with rain Friday afternoon or evening over low lying coastal communities.”

Winds are expected out of the southeast at between 40 to 60 km/h which will make for poor visibility and difficult driving conditions.

“More precipitation is on the way Saturday but will likely fall as rain for low lying region. Flurries are possible on Sunday across the region,” the weather agency said.

Here is a list of five things Ladysmith residents should know ahead of the winter wonderland.

Snow day information for parents

If the Nanaimo-Ladysmith District School Board cancels classes due to the weather all information will be posted on the SD68 Twitter, Facebook and mobile app.  Updates will also be broadcast on Wolf 106.9 FM, Wave 102.3 FM and 91.7 Coast FM.

Free salt

Residents can save a few dollars and find free salt out front of the town’s public works yard at 330 6 Ave.

Which roads will get cleared first ?

The town’s priority is first to clear all main roads (4th Avenue, 1st Avenue, Dogwood Drive, Davis Road and Chemainus Road). In addition, plows will be out clearing the main hills in town.  Following the snowfall, it may take up to 48 hours for all roads to be cleared.

Park in your driveway, towing possible

To help clear the roads, the town asks that residents keep the roads clear for the plows by parking in the driveway, or elsewhere on your property.  In some cases, such as emergency routes, cars may be towed to ensure the snow is cleared.

Shoveling the white stuff

Residents, commercial property owner or tenant are required to shovel sidewalks by 10 a.m. after the snowfall.  Make sure to lend a hand and help elderly neighours.

Out enjoying the snow day ? Make sure to email your photos to editor@ladysmithchronicle.com, or send them via social media to facebook.com/ladysmithchemainuschronicle or twitter.com/lc_chronicle.

Just Posted

Chemainus Secondary students’ bill brought to fruition

Pachet and Bottomley in Ottawa for the big moment in the House of Commons

Bulldog from Chemainus will be a Wildcat next season

Hawthorne grateful for the chance to play Div. 1 in the U.S. after his BCHL development

Spring fishery closures mulled for south coast

Fewer fish are returning to rivers and more conservation needed, say feds

Bungy jump naked in support of mental health programs

Registration open for annual fundraiser for BC Schizophrenia Society

Four weather extremes in just six months a cause for concern

Global warming contributing to the full gamut of conditions

National Energy Board approves Trans Mountain pipeline again

Next step includes cabinet voting on the controversial expansion

B.C. weavers to help Alaska Native project honouring survivors of violence

Dozens of Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers from all over North America will be weaving 5-inch-by-5-inch squares

B.C. skip Sarah Wark and team eliminated at Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Nontheless pretty impressive stuff from the 24th-ranked team in the country

Pope’s sex abuse prevention summit explained

It’s A high-stakes meeting designed to impress on Catholic bishops the global problem

B.C. ticket holder winner of $25.9-million Lotto Max jackpot

Next draw set for Mar. 1 with an estimated jackpot of $10 million

Reports of rashes prompt closure of all Harrison Hot Springs pools

Public pool available after Fraser Health shut down all five mineral pools until further notice

Girl heard saying ‘Help my Dad’ in suspicious radio message on Vancouver Island

Police asking for help following mysterious signals from somewhere between Comox and Sayward

Two more measles cases confirmed in Vancouver

It brings the number of total cases within the city connected to the outbreak to ten

Most Read