Snow and Now Rain Challenging Crews
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2009 #2009-01
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SNOW AND NOW RAIN CHALLENGING CREWS
PITT MEADOWS BC: - City of
Mayor MacLean added that “We have crews out currently clearing catch basins and removing snow from our critical infrastructure. As per the City's snow and ice response plan crews are not clearing side streets. At this point, snow plows would create more difficulties for homeowners by blocking driveways and intersections with very compact ice and snow piles. We are urging residents to continue to do your part by shoveling sidewalks, removing vehicles from streets and keeping catch basins and storm drains clear of snow, ice and other debris.”
Mayor MacLean applauded everyone who has helped out, “I would like to applaud our citizens for weathering this storm. We know it has been challenging. I would also like to acknowledge the hard work of our operations and fire and police crews. While the rest of us were enjoying Christmas with our families they were out there keeping our streets safe. We appreciate neighbors banding together to help each other out during this difficult time.”
To report non-life threatening problems with water, sewer, or drainage, please call 604-465-5454 or after hours emergency dispatch at 604-465-2465. Residents are reminded to call 911 for life or property threatening emergencies. For up to date information on weather and road conditions, as well as, emergency preparedness tips, visit http://www.pep.bc.ca/or watch and listen to local radio and television news channels.
Recycling and garbage schedules have been impacted by the snow and the City is asking that you be patient. If your garbage or recycling is missed please contact Waste Management at 604-520-7800. Longer range weather forecasts are for sunnier skies by the weekend.