Snow removal problems in the Province of British Columbia

TitleSnow removal problems in the Province of British Columbia
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1957
AuthorsDembiske, F. E.
Conference Name25th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 25th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1957
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSanta Barbara, California
KeywordsSnow removal equipment, Snow removal from highways

The problems of removing snow from roads and highways in British Columbia are outlined and the organization and equipment of the snow removal program are discussed. The most notable of the problems are due to the different types of snow that fall during a winter, an insufficient supply of skilled laborers, protecting the public on the roads during the winter, snow slides, winter communications and service between the districts and the snow removal headquarters, to say nothing of pressure groups. A discussion is presented on the planning of snow removal operations, organization of field crews in July together with budget data and clearances through the Provincial Departments. The most success is gained from well trained operators and selection of congenial personnel on crews together with a large portion of 'Esprit de Corps'.