NEWS RELEASE · 7th February 2015
District of Kitimat
Improved weather conditions have allowed District of Kitimat road crews and private contractors to make significant headway this afternoon, with at least limited access to side streets now available in most areas.
Work will continue throughout the evening to widen access on streets which currently have only narrow passage. Once all roadways are done, Public Works employees will shift their focus to sidewalks and walkways.
BC Hydro crews have also made progress in restoring power to most parts of the community. The public is advised to check with BC Hydro for up-to-date information.
While road clearing work continues, we ask the public to avoid driving if possible in order to allow our equipment to move more efficiently. In addition, for your safety, please adhere to the following:
- Do NOT operate snowmobiles and other off-road vehicles on municipal streets.
- Donít park vehicles on any roads at any time during snow clearing operations.
- Absolutely do NOT place snow from your property onto roadways.
- If driving, use caution as pedestrians may be walking along the roadway.
- 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 donít put themselves in harmís way.
Recreation facilities will remain closed today but are expected to re-open on Sunday.
The past couple of days have undoubtedly been stressful for everyone. We wish to thank Kitimat residents for their patience and understanding. We also greatly appreciate the efforts of all the hard-working men and women who have spent long hours in harsh conditions to maintain accessibility and keep people safe.
This will be the final update from the District of Kitimat unless deemed necessary.
Comment by Vern on 7th February 2015
Went to visit my Mom to make sure she was doing ok and noticed a lot of Snowmobiles, ATV's, and a few dirt bikes on the roads ( some on the road in front of the RCMP office ) I can understand if someone has no other way to get needed supplies or help but to me it seemed as if many of these where being operated in a unsafe manner such as high speed and sometimes going down the centre or wrong side of the road. If you have no other means of transport and must get out please be careful as they can be hard to see by drivers in cars.