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Snow clearing continues

By Aaron Wilgosh, The Graphic

A snowy Crescent Road in Portage la Prairie before the plows had gotten out around the city. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

A snowy Crescent Road in Portage la Prairie before the plows had gotten out around the city. (Brian Oliver/The Graphic)

The crews are out clearing the streets of Portage la Prairie after the two-day snow storm the province experienced earlier this week.

“We started on the priority routes yesterday and we’ll get them finished up today,” says public works manager, Brian Taylor. “We will move onto routes and continue on to them until they’re done. That will happen as usual the day after garbage day.”

Southern Manitoba had a significant amount of the white stuff on the ground by Monday morning and it continued falling until Tuesday evening in some regions. Some areas received over a foot of snow while others received somewhere around five centimeters. Residential routes may take a little longer but Taylor says it’ll all get done.

“We don’t usually have to issue a parking ban,” says Taylor. “The mayor can if he feels it’s needed, but I don’t think it’s going to be an issue. Some areas have a lot of snow on the ground so the crews will be out until it’s cleared.”

Environment Canada has Minnedosa, Man., as one of the largest recipients of snowfall at 35 cm.


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