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The roadway along Comox Rd. is relatively clear but the sidewalks along it weren't cleared for days.
The roadway along Comox Rd. is relatively clear but the sidewalks along it weren't cleared for days. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Op-ed: Nanaimo blizzard highlights divide between walking and driving

By Aaron Dixon
February 20, 2019 - 6:04pm Updated: February 21, 2019 - 1:03pm

NANAIMO — “Snowmageddon.” “Snowpocalypse.” “A regular spring day if you’re from the Prairies.”

However you describe Nanaimo's recent week-long wallop of winter I’ve come to realize a few things, from a transportation planning perspective, about how Nanaimo deals with snow.

An accident on Labieux Rd. during a recent snowstorm.
An accident on Labieux Rd. during a recent snowstorm. Kamie Bilton/Facebook

Nanaimo RCMP 'surprised' by minimal car crashes during February storm

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 14, 2019 - 1:59pm

NANAIMO — It's popular to complain about poor drivers in winter time, but Nanaimo RCMP say those behind the wheel did everything right during the recent snowstorm.

RMCP Cst. Gary O'Brien said there were only two reported car crashes in Nanaimo from Sunday, Feb. 9 to Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Nanaimo roads are covered in snow, sometimes quite compact and slick. Anyone who doesn't have to leave the house is urged to stay off the streets.
Nanaimo roads are covered in snow, sometimes quite compact and slick. Anyone who doesn't have to leave the house is urged to stay off the streets. /submitted/Katie-Lynn Dandeno

TUESDAY SNOW CONDITIONS: Schools closed in Nanaimo, forecast calling for more snow

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 12, 2019 - 6:46am Updated: February 12, 2019 - 1:32pm

NANAIMO — A continuing barrage of snow brought further school closures and service disruptions to Nanaimo Tuesday.

The (stationary) view from the Queen of Cowichan ferry, which hasn't moved in several hours.
The (stationary) view from the Queen of Cowichan ferry, which hasn't moved in several hours. submitted/Adam Kreuzkamp

VIDEO: Two ferries forced to return to Nanaimo as winds cause damage at Horseshoe Bay

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 9, 2019 - 10:05am Updated: February 9, 2019 - 1:40pm

NANAIMO — Two BC Ferries sailings were forced to return to Nanaimo after being unable to dock in Horseshoe Bay due to dangerous wind conditions.

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