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Family Day weekend is snow removal weekend

'Just to let people know, we have full crews on right now trying to catch up on all the snow from the last two weeks'
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City crews cut back the snowbanks on Aberdeen Avenue on Saturday morning. Photo by Chris Dawson/BayToday.ca.

It may be Family Day weekend but for North Bay Public Works crews this weekend has been snow removal weekend. 

With the latest winter storm finally giving residents a break from the snow, the city has been aggressively cleaning up area roadways. 

"Just to let people know, we have full crews on right now trying to catch up on all the snow from the last two weeks," stated Deputy Mayor Tanya Vrebosch via Facebook on Saturday morning.  

Vrebosch noted sidewalk plows are also out in full force. 

"You may see a large amount of snow at crosswalks," she said.  

"Please be patient as the sidewalk plows are slower moving than the road plows and we don't have as many of them."

Vrebosch also hopes residents show some understanding for snow plows who leave some snow on area driveways during the heavy cleanup process.  

"I also know it's frustrating to get a large amount of snow from the plow at the end of your driveway," she noted.

"Just remember how much snow fell in the last little bit.Thank you for your patience and understanding.

"Thanks as well to all the men and women of public works. I'm sure you're tired but we appreciate what you do." 

See related: Shocker: Snowfall setting records

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority recently announced that snow depths in all three sites that they monitor in the area are almost twice the long term average for this time of year. 




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