The City of Corner Brook Public Works Department has organized a preparation plan for the rain and melting event expected this week. The City would like to inform residents that crews will be on stand-by to resolve any situations that may arise and extra support will be added if required.
Winter parking restrictions are still in effect. These restrictions are necessary in order to ensure snow clearing activities can be completed in a safe and effective manner. On-street parking delays our ability to efficiently plow our streets and is a safety concern. We ask the general public to stay a safe distance from snow clearing equipment and city vehicles. Motorists should be cautious while driving during snow melting and heavy rainfall; please slow down to minimize the potential to hydroplane. Motorists should also give themselves extra time to arrive to their destination, as unexpected street flooding might force traffic detours.
City of Corner Brook Actions:
- During this rain and snow event the main roads and side roads are being widened.
- Crews have been dispatched to assess and clear priority catch basins to reduce flood risk.
- All priority headwalls are being checked and cleared as required. Snow will be removed from headwall access if needed.
- Public Works trucks are being checked and supplied with flood control tools and sand bags.
- The sand supply is being evaluated for quick access water overflow tools, sand bags and calcium have been checked and replenished.
- If required, loaders with be switched to snow baskets for ice and snow removal.
- Sand has been placed at the Civic Centre lower parking lot for residential use.
The City does not anticipate any major issues but is being proactive so that the impacts of any issues as a result of localized flooding are minimal. We encourage citizens to call our 24/7 customer service line at 709-637-1666, to report any signs of flooding or other hazards so that crews can be sent out to remedy the situation. Residents are encouraged to monitor on-street storm drains around their house and keep them clear of any blockage.
Mayor Charles Pender