City of Estevan crews are firing up their equipment, turning the key for another winter season once again after the recent snowfall seen in the southeast.

"Our snow removal equipment has been ready for some time. We've been testing and running it so we're ready to go. We had the sander out early Wednesday morning with the first snow fall," stated Roads and Drainage Manager Norm Mack.

"The streets did ice up on us, it's the right temperature, so we advise people to slow down a bit."

However, Mack noted that they need accumulation to actually attempt to move snow.

"Until that time we'll just make sure that the streets are salt sanded and the pathways swept and clear for pedestrians."

"We're really well rehearsed, and they know what to do, so when the snow does accumulate we'll be out there first thing," he added.

While some new equipment has been acquired over the off months for the job, local contractors will be relied heavily on once again this year.

"Public works crews will be monitoring the weather at all times. Whatever it takes, we'll make sure we're out there and clearing snow if need be. If it doesn't accumulate that much, we'll be leaving it alone and making sure that the streets are salt sanded," Mack concluded.




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