Busy Weekend for Public Works Crews
Prince George, B.C. – Many people are enjoying a long, holiday weekend while others head off to work to keep that coinage coming in.
Some people employed by the City of Prince George were kept busy Saturday ensuring that things that residents expect to work, work. They had two water-related issues to deal with, one which caused serious flooding to residences and businesses on the east side of the Hart Highway between Kenworth Road East and Shady Lane. Crews worked on that job throughout the day and traced the issue to a broken hydrant.
And while that situation evolved some counterparts were dealing with another watermain break, this one at 15th and Hemlock (below). A worker there said while little in the way of water had surfaced, the decision was made to deal with the matter immediately. Asked what might have caused the break he said “well put a cold spell together with very little snow covering (for insulation) and there you have it.”
And City snow removal personnel continue the task of clearing streets and sidewalks of the substantial snowfall that blanketed the region Thursday night and Friday.
Plowing and sanding has taken place in areas throughout the city. Graders worked on priority one and two routes in the blue, green, orange and red zones while sidewalk machines operated in the bowl. Overnight, crews tackled the downtown area as well as other locations within the bowl.