City Corner Brook preparing for second major storm in less than a week

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CORNER BROOK  With weather forecasts predicting up to 40 centimetres of snow tonight, the City of Corner Brook has been working to widen streets and intersections in preparation of the second storm to hit this area in a week.

“We’ve already received an excessive amount of snow for this time of year, and our crews have been working around the clock to clear and maintain city streets,” said director of operational services Steve May in a press release issued late today.

“While we were making good progress in cleaning up the snow from the last storm, and had begun the process of clearing side streets and removing snow from high traffic areas, those operations may be delayed while we respond to the major snowfall that’s forecast for tonight.”

May said crews have also been working to ensure that all snowclearing equipment is checked and ready to go when the weather system hits the Corner Brook area.

He adds that there are several things residents of the city can do to help the crews as they face another long night of snow-clearing.

 “We’re asking residents to stay off the streets as much as possible this evening, to allow our crews the most efficient access as they respond to the storm,” said May. “It would also be helpful if motorists didn’t park on the streets after supper tonight, and also respect the overnight parking ban that is in effect this time of year. It’s also important to give the plows as much room as possible by keeping back at least 50 metres. All of these things will help our crews do their jobs as safely and efficiently as possible.”

 Residents are also reminded that they are not permitted to push, shovel or blow snow into the street when they are clearing their driveways, as this creates a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians.

 More information about the City of Corner Brook’s snowclearing policies, and answers to frequently asked questions, can be found at www.cornerbrook.com.

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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  • TerryK
    December 18, 2013 - 15:37

    Push, shovel or blow snow on city streets. It would be really good if the city/RNC could find some way to police this and write a few tickets. Way too much of it going on.