Record snowfall in Calgary a challenge for road crews

With the snowfall in Calgary this month breaking a 112-year record, city crews have had a hard time keeping up.

VIDEO: CBC's Terri Trembath goes for a ride-along with a city plow driver

A Calgary plow driver takes the CBC's Terri Trembath along as he clears the streets. 2:12
Plow driver Peter Barker says he enjoys his job despite the challenge of keeping up with the snowfall and hearing complaints from frustrated Calgarians. (CBC)

With the snowfall in Calgary this month breaking a 112-year record, city crews have had a hard time keeping up.

But for 61-year-old Peter Barker, who has been driving a city plow for five years, seemingly relentless snow — and sometimes cranky Calgarians — are all just part of the job he enjoys doing.

The CBC’s Terri Trembath rode along while Barker manoeuvred his 12-tonne truck through Calgary’s snow-filled streets.

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