Winter storm warning
MESSAGE FROM CITY OF CORNER BROOK
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.