Although the weather has warmed up to a balmy -21 degrees Celsius this morning, Prince George received enough snow overnight (about eight centimetres according to city measurements) to warrant snow and ice control crews to return to clearing priority one and priority two routes.
Crews have been plowing priority roads throughout the city since early this morning following the end of the suspension of snow clearing activities due to yesterday’s extreme cold.
Snow and ice control crews will resume clearing priority three residential routes by this weekend.
Further information about city snow and ice control operations can be found on the city website at www.princegeorge.ca/snow. Residents can also view an online video for an overview of these operations.
Citizens can keep current on information about snow clearing and other road operations by subscribing to the City’s News and Events service (select the “Roads” category).
Water service restored to Southridge residents
Crews with the City of Prince George worked into the night last night to restore water service to more than 300 residences in the Southridge neighbourhood after a water main broke on Tuesday morning between St. Anne and St. Lawrence. Water service was restored for all residences and the excavation area was backfilled by 11 p.m. last night. The location will be repaved in the spring.
Sixth Avenue water main breaks
Crews are now working at the locations of two mains that burst on Sixth Avenue yesterday at the intersections with Winnipeg and Victoria Streets. The city aims to have both mains repaired and the areas backfilled by the end of the day today.
Businesses and residences along Victoria and Winnipeg Streets have retained their water service. Structures along Sixth Avenue between Victoria and Brunswick Streets are experiencing a temporary water service disruption as crews work to repair the mains. Sixth Avenue also remains closed to traffic between Vancouver and Winnipeg Streets and between Victoria and Brunswick Streets.