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Snow day slows life in Saanich

A rare snow day slowed life down in Saanich on Friday as there were markedly less cars on the roads.

A rare snow day slowed life down in Saanich on Friday as there were markedly less cars on the roads.

Though schools remained open, many families kept their children home for a rare snow day.

Snow fell Thursday night through to Friday morning and ranged between about three centimetres near Swan Lake down to a light frosting in parts of Cadboro Bay.

“Oddly enough we’ve had only three [snow] related motor vehicle incidents reported [Friday] morning, with no injuries,’ said Saanich Police acting Sgt. Jereme Leslie. “It’s a good thing, as three incidents is about our average for a weekday morning.”

Leslie credited the work of Saanich crews which brined the roads before the snow fell and then salted them during and after.

“It’s not for certain, but I’d say it’s likely Saanich’s work helped in reducing road condition type crashes.”

Of the reported crashes on Friday, one car slid off Prospect Lake Road near Munn Road and crashed into a tree. Others slid off the road at Tattersall Drive and Blenkinsop Road.

There were similar reports from icy roads from earlier in the week but nothing that stood out from the norm in terms of numbers, Leslie said.

 

 

 

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