The snow is falling in droves now, not the sight many wanted to see to start their October
This means a return to winter driving conditions, as well as City crews getting down to the business of clearing the streets.
"We're just going to see how much accumulation there is, first of all, and see if it sticks to the roadways. If it does, our sanders are ready to go and our graders have been maintenanced and the snow wings have been put on," stated Roads and Drainage Manager Norm Mack.
"First off, we have to see how much accumulation there really is and how much will stay around with us," he reiterated, "We'll just watch the weather for the next few days here. A lot of what you do see now will melt in the streets, the pavement's still warm. We don't want to chase money after snow that's going to melt, so we'll just keep and eye on it. If if does become icy, we'll deal with it with salt and sand."
He added that, with the levels of recent snowfall in other parts of the country, his crews aren't taking anything for granted and are preparing for the worst.