Snow Removal

When the weather outside is frightful…We’re working to get you home safe!

The City of Fort St. John consistently strives to accomplish this task in the most cost-effective manner possible while still maintaining a high level of service. Our workers take pride in a job well done.  The workers you see on the street are doing everything they can to make sure that residents are able to travel local roads safely.

Please remember that snow and ice control is not a substitute for caution and defensive driving practices when driving a vehicle equipped for winter conditions.

For information regarding snow removal, please contact the Public Works Department.

The city clears snow from a total of 153.76 km of roads:

  • 19.49 km of that is loaded into trucks and hauled away.
  • 45.07 km of that is considered priority 1 - collector streets and avenues
  • 89.20 km of that is considered priority 2 - local roads and avenues


Safety Tips

 The City of Fort St. John would like to remind residents of some simple tips when equipment is out on our roadways.

  • Do not approach vehicles or equipment; the operator may not see or hear you, placing you at risk of injury
  • Equipment may reverse suddenly. Stay 25 meters back to ensure the operator can see you and has enough room to manoeuvre
  • Take an alternate route if you see equipment working on the road you wish to travel
  • Violence, threats and verbal abuse towards our workers will not be tolerated -- If you have concerns or questions about the work being done, please contact 311 and a supervisor will assist you

Safety on our roadways is everyone’s responsibility.

Please be patient and give workers and equipment plenty of space to perform their duties.

Questions or Comments?

Contact: Operations
Phone: 250.787.8173