The UNA maintains coordinated efforts with UBC Building Operations to keep throughways and sidewalks clear. Please report icy sidewalks to UNA snow removal crews by submitting an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All priority sidewalks and secondary sidewalks are cleared as of January 10, 2022. Residents are recommended to utilize priority sidewalks and secondary sidewalks in the UNA Sidewalk Clearing Map, a quick reminder for residents to wear appropriate footwear as non-priority sidewalks are slippery and may still covered in ice.
These updates are provided by the UNA Operations team for information purposes during significant weather events.
UNA snow removal crews work to ensure that residents can have access to key areas in the neighbourhoods after or during heavy snowfall.
The UNA will prioritize the following locations for snow and ice removal:
For more information, please see the UNA Sidewalks Maps.
The focus of UNA snow removal crews is to keep ice from forming on sidewalks. Ice maintenance services will perform based on the weather forecast. Snow removal service will begin when two to three inches of snow has accumulated.
Our snow removal crews will prioritize their work to ensure residents are able to access key areas in the neighbourhood. Snow removal crews will first tackle first priority sidewalks and then branch out toward second priority sidewalks.
In order to maximize efficiency, snow removal crews will focus on one neighbourhood at a time. Snow removal will begin in Wesbrook Place and Hawthorn Place, and then extend their service to nearby neighbourhoods.
Please Note: In case of extreme weather conditions, snow removal crews may face significant challenges to travel back to the UNA area due to uncontrollable circumstances. Please note this may significantly impact our snow and ice removal operations. UNA snow removal crews will make their very best efforts to prioritize, and perform removal service with the resource that is available under extreme conditions.
The UNA contracts UBC Building Operations for snow removal on roads.
The focus of UBC Building Operations is to keep ice from forming on roadways and to mobilize when the forecast gives us reason to believe we have ice concerns for roads. As the snow starts to fall, UBC Building Operations will start to plow when the accumulation of snow reaches approximately two inches and carry on with this until the snow event ends.
Residents are encouraged to take the closest primary roads and sidewalks for commuting purposes. Please refer to the UBC Snow Removal Map for a diagram of all primary roads and sidewalks.
The roads of the UBC Endowment Lands, including Southwest Marine Drive from 41st to 16th Ave. and Chancellor Blvd from Westbrook Mall to Alma Street, are managed by Mainroad under contract with the Provincial Government of BC.