Weather presenting challenges for City of Corner Brook crews

Gary Kean
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Public advisory

The City of Corner Brook is asking for the cooperation and understanding of residents as water and sewer crews work to address a large number of leaks and other water system issues.

 “The unusually extreme freeze and thaw cycle this winter is creating difficult conditions for water and sewer crews, as they deal with multiple water line problems around the city,” Steve May, the city’s director of operational services, said in  apress release issued Friday afternoon.

“Our priority right now is to restore water services to several houses which have frozen water lines. We strongly encourage anyone who has experienced frozen lines in the past to follow the city’s advice and leave a faucet open slightly to prevent further freezing.”

 Several water leaks are also causing problems with ice buildup on roads. These are being addressed on a priority basis, with crews monitoring them and removing ice periodically, where possible.

 Additional crews have been scheduled to work during this coming weekend and on Monday, which is a civic holiday in Corner Brook, to meet the demand for water and sewer services.

 Residents are asked to continue to report problems by calling the customer service line at 637-1666.

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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