Town and city ask for help with snow clearing efforts

By Angela Brown
March 6, 2018 - 12:00pm

The Town of Battleford and the City of North Battleford are asking for residents’ support during the big clean up after the weekend snowstorm. 

About 25 cm of snow fell in the region between Friday night and Monday morning, according to Environment Canada.

"We're asking for people's patience," City Manager Jim Puffalt said. “That's a lot of snow, and we're going as fast as we can."

He said the city is focusing on clearing the snow from the main arterial and collector roads such as 100 Street first since they see the most traffic. Puffalt said this should take roughly two or three days before crews can make it out to residential streets. 

"We were out early this morning with our equipment and we're getting at it," Puffalt said.

Puffalt said crews are mindful most of the snow will melt soon, so resources are being used sparingly.    

Both the city and town are asking residents not to blow or move snow from their properties onto the roads, which worsens driving conditions.

Battleford Mayor Ames Leslie said the town would like residents to try to remove their vehicles from the roads as best they can so the town cleanup crews will have an easier job removing the accumulated snow from the roadways.

"There was a lot of snow last night," he said following Monday's council meeting. "As people can see there are some pretty big snow banks piling up. If we can clean it properly the first time, then we can keep our streets safe to commute on."

 

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