City of Vernon crews spread gravel on the slick roads Monday morning as they try to keep up with the continuing dump of snow.

City of Vernon crews spread gravel on the slick roads Monday morning as they try to keep up with the continuing dump of snow.

Storm proves challenging for road maintenance crews

City of Vernon reports 35 centimetres of snow in the last 36 hours

North Okanagan roads are proving difficult to keep clear as a snow storm continues to pass through the region.

Municipalities and Ministry of Transportation contractors have been working around the clock to deal with significant snowfall.

“We have all available resources working on snow and ice control,” said James Rice, City of Vernon public works manager.

The city says about 35 centimetres of snow has fallen in the last 36 hours and more snow is expected today.

Rice says priority roads are currently being tackled by city roads and it could take up to 36 hours after the storm stops for all main and residential roads to be cleared.

“We remind residents shovel sidewalks adjacent to their property,” he said, adding that snow should not be shovelled on to roads because it creates a hazard for motorists and caused snow storage issues.