Winnipeg's cold, snowy winter damages city's snow removal equipment
Equipment is breaking down causing intermittent delays
Winnipeg’s cold weather and heavy snowfall has taken a toll on some of the city’s snow clearing equipment.
According to city officials, some of Winnipeg’s snow clearing equipment is starting to break down causing intermittent delays randomly around the city.
“The extreme and persistent weather conditions being experienced this winter has resulted in intermittent delays to complete snow clearing activities due to various equipment failures,” said Michelle Finley, the city’s communications officer.
Crews with the city’s public works department are working to service the equipment and have it up and running as quickly as possible.
“The public works department works closely with the city’s fleet management agency to get the equipment back in service as quickly as possible and will be working with them to examine ways of minimizing down time in the future,” said Finley.
The 2013/2014 winter season has been one of the coldest on record and produced snowfall that has surpassed the previous year.
- A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that the 2013-14 winter season has been the coldest on record in Winnipeg. It's one of the coldest winters, but not the coldest.Feb 23, 2014 9:32 AM CT
With files from CBC's Marjorie Dowhos