PHOTOS: Winter maintains steely grip on Saanich Peninsula

Following an overnight snow fall, children hit the sledding hit off Mills Road in North Saanich near Victoria International Airport Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media photo)Following an overnight snow fall, children hit the sledding hit off Mills Road in North Saanich near Victoria International Airport Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media photo)
The landing of planes would occasionally interrupt the fun. (Black Press Media photo)The landing of planes would occasionally interrupt the fun. (Black Press Media photo)
By mid-morning, the hill was busy with children and a growing number of adults enjoying the snow. (Black Press Media photo)By mid-morning, the hill was busy with children and a growing number of adults enjoying the snow. (Black Press Media photo)
Snow falling Monday night gave downtown Sidney an unusual but pretty look. (Photo by Daniel Brimacombe)Snow falling Monday night gave downtown Sidney an unusual but pretty look. (Photo by Daniel Brimacombe)
Snow falling Monday night gave downtown Sidney, here looking west down Beacon Avenue, an unusual but pretty look.(Photo by Daniel Brimacombe)Snow falling Monday night gave downtown Sidney, here looking west down Beacon Avenue, an unusual but pretty look.(Photo by Daniel Brimacombe)
Snow falling Monday night gave downtown Sidney, here looking east toward the foot of Beacon Avenue, an unusual but pretty look. (Photo by Daniel Brimacombe)Snow falling Monday night gave downtown Sidney, here looking east toward the foot of Beacon Avenue, an unusual but pretty look. (Photo by Daniel Brimacombe)

As below-freezing temperatures caused by an Arctic outflow continue to grip Greater Victoria, the corresponding snowfall has given residents the rare opportunity to enjoy winter sports close to home while giving the landscape a different look.

Municipal crews, meanwhile, continue to be busy clearing roads around the Saanich Peninsula. In Sidney, crews started plowing major roads Monday night, with snow removal and salting continuing into Tuesday morning, according to staff. Crews are now reaching quieter streets in addition to high use ones. They are also clearing crosswalks and curb drops in the downtown core as well as bus stops and areas around public washrooms.

Sidney staff are also reminding community that they are responsible for clearing sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses. If a neighbour could use a hand with this task, please help out.

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