NEWS RELEASE · 6th February 2015
District of Kitimat
The District of Kitimat is asking the public for patience as snow clearing crews work to keep up with the current winter storm affecting the community.
During extreme snowfall, it takes our hard-working employees longer to get streets and walkways cleared than more routine snowfall. Residents can assist our crews in their efforts by adhering to the following:
- Don’t drive unless absolutely necessary, as stuck vehicles will hinder snow clearing
- If you must drive, a 4x4 with adequate clearance is strongly recommended
- If driving, use caution as pedestrians may be walking along the roadway
- Do NOT place snow from your property onto roadways
- Do NOT park vehicles on any roads at any time during snow clearing operations
- Stay well away from the road when plows and snow blowers are out. Propelled ice and snow debris can be extremely dangerous. Parents should be extra vigilant in ensuring children don’t get themselves into harm’s way.
“We have all available manpower out tackling this storm,” said Public Works Operations Manager Brian Krause. “Our employees are doing the best they can and we ask all Kitimatians to bear with us as the snow continues to fall.”
Comment by Ralph Bartel on 6th February 2015
Mr. Krause why don't you tell us the real reason. It wouldn't have anything to do with the district of Kitimat bargaining in bad faith with it's employees now would it? Looks like the city got caught with their pants down on this one.