February 2017 News Archive

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City crews work to clear storm drains

February 16, 2017 4:06 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Crews are cleaning up storm drains across the city, responding to problem areas and working to prevent water from pooling as the snow continues to melt in Red Deer.

“The warm temperatures, combined with lots of snow and ice, means we have to work fast to clear frozen storm drains and clogged culverts,” said Greg Sikora, Public Works Manager. “Right now, we are focusing on clearing snow and ice from storm drains in an effort to proactively reduce the potential for on-street ponding in the event that we see warmer temperatures and greater melting.”

The City is working to clear snow and ice from storm drains in laneways to ensure proper drainage for run-off. Crews continue to make their way around the city, but citizens are still encouraged to call Public Works at 403-342-8238 if they see problem storm drains or significant amounts of water pooling in one area. 

“While the warm weather is melting any snow left on the roads, we are continuing to monitor road conditions and are sanding as needed. Sanders are out every day ensuring our streets are safe,” said Sikora.

If residents have questions or concerns about storm drains, residential plowing or potholes, they can contact The City at 403-342-8238 or through The City’s Report a Problem tool.

For more information, please contact:

Doug Halldorson
Public Works
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8238

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

 

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