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70cm of Snow in 48 hours – Revelstoke

Last week the City of Revelstoke received about 70cm of snow in 48 hours, causing all sorts of havoc on the Trans Canada Highway…

Off the highway, city crews were out cleaning up the snow, (apparently a 25-year high single snowfall event), for days after, and the arterial and collector roads were passable through the whole event. While communities like Kamloops, Vernon and Kelowna called a snow day, Revelstoke kept on working, schools were open and sidewalks were plowed, with the only disruption to service being to the transit bus service for a few hours.

Snow Removal Revelstoke

Revelstoke Snow Blower

Downtown Revelstoke

In winter, Revelstoke thrives on deep powder, drawing crowds from around the world to enjoy some of the best terrain in the world. That’s one of the reasons we love being here, (and yes we did get out to enjoy some amazing knee-deep powder last Monday!)


Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

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