City of Corner Brook dealing with storm

Cory Hurley
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Winter storm warning


City crews started plowing all 7 routes just after 8 p.m. with 7 plows, 1 grader and a plow truck. All 7 runs had one cut on the main roads by 4 a.m. and were started over again at 4:30 a.m. due to the extreme amount of constantly falling snow. An estimated 25 cm had fallen by 4 a.m. and more is continuing to fall. Currently, visibility is extremely poor in some areas.

As the main roads are plowed the second time crews will be salting and sanding as required. Sidewalks will be winged back as the plowing progresses. Local contractors are backing up city crews as they are available.

City crews did have issues with parked vehicles impeding progress of snow-clearing equipment.

As soon as the main roads and secondary roads are in acceptable condition, crews will be plowing residential roads with assistance of local contractors. Snow removal from cul de sacs and streets and intersection widening will start as soon as all roads are plowed and are in acceptable condition.

The city's now blowing operation will start as soon as the weather permits and the loaders being used in the plowing operation become available. Contractors will continue plowing some roads so the snow blowers can begin widening as soon as possible.

The sidewalk blower is scheduled to start in the downtown area at 8 a.m.

As soon as the snow fall is over, snow removal will resume on West St., Main St., and the Broadway area.

Corner Brook Transit is not running this morning due to extremely poor visibility.

Geographic location: Corner Brook, Broadway

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Recent comments

  • Henry
    December 19, 2013 - 19:50

    How much do you bet that city snowblowers will not start widening streets until after December 31,2013.. That's when the new budget kicks in for 2014... Right Mr Kennedy... Same oh same oh..

    • InCB
      December 19, 2013 - 22:28

      Snowblowers were out yesterday on the West Valley so far.

  • Concerned
    December 19, 2013 - 14:43

    Not only Caribou Road, but Broadway as well, especially the part between the Paint Shop and Scotiabank. It gets really tough trying to drive through there when cars are parked on both sides at once. Broadway is not very wide as it is.

  • Resident
    December 19, 2013 - 08:02

    I cannot understand why in the world vehicles are allowed to park on Caribou Rd. It makes absolutely no sense why we have to drive into oncoming traffic every time we drive on that road. It will only be a matter of time before someone is killed. When an accident does occur because of having to drive into oncoming traffic I see this as the fault of the city. It makes absolutely no sense why we as residents have to do this on a daily basis. For the children who have to walk to school on that road I hope God is watching over you because our Mayor is not. Shame if you ask me.