The chair of infrastructure and operations Councillor Chris Mayne says they have 50 city workers out and about dealing with all the water on the streets the last couple of days.

“They actually go around. They have maps that show where the sewers are. The idea is to open the ice, get that channel open so the roads are draining as effectively as they can,” he says.

He told BayToday they’ve been opening up covered or frozen drainage and storm sewers.

“That’s why they’ve got the backhoes out there and the loaders. They’re trying to break up the ice and open up the drains so the water starts to move,” he says.

Meantime, Mayne asks people to slow down when they’re driving through the water so they don’t spray people that are walking on the sidewalks.


(photo Chris Dawson BayToday)

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