© Geraldine Brophy
Kirk Watkins walks his dog Charlie on Main Street Wednesday night.
CORNER BROOK With weather forecasts warning of blizzard conditions over the next 24 hours, the City of Corner Brook is asking for the public‚Äôs assistance as they deal with another major winter storm.
‚ÄúAs we continue to deal with an especially demanding winter season, we ask for the public‚Äôs patience and understanding as we work to clear and maintain city streets,‚ÄĚ stated Steve May, director of operational services, in a press release. ‚ÄúThis impending storm is a clear reminder that winter is not yet over, and we will continue to respond to changing weather conditions to the best of our abilities.‚ÄĚ
May stated crews have been working to ensure all snow-clearing equipment is ready to go when the weather system hits the Corner Brook area this afternoon. There are several things residents of the city can do to help the crews as they face another long night of snow-clearing.
‚ÄúPlease respect the overnight parking regulations and keep your vehicles off the streets as much as possible, especially after the snow starts this afternoon," he stated. "It‚Äôs also important to give the plows as much room as possible by keeping back at least 50 meters. All of these things will help our crews do their jobs as safely and efficiently as possible.‚ÄĚ
Residents are not permitted to push, shovel or blow snow into the street when they are clearing their driveways, as it creates a safety hazard for motorists and pedestrians.
For more information about the City of Corner Brook‚Äôs snow-clearing policies, and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the website at www.cornerbrook.com.