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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Wicked Winter Weather Event Ends

Port Elgin | by Bayshore News Staff  

Town of Saugeen Shores announce the weather event that saw extreme winter conditions has ended.

Bruce County and the Town of Saugeen Shores have declared the end of the significant weather event. 

For the past ten days (since January 23) Saugeen Shores crews have been battling on-going snow. Road crews in Saugeen Shores began their days at 3 a.m., with a concentration area of schools, hospital routes and the downtown cores. "Those are major priority areas and certainly they worked out through the town from there," says Jessica Linthrone from the Town of Saugeen Shores.

"Public Works crews were prepared with the equipment ready to go and lots of man hours calculated," Linthorne says.

She adds, although crews did stuggle to keep up with the amount of accumilation during the snow events, which caused school cancelations and closed roadways in Bruce and Grey County, the public acknoledged a "job well done".

The Town utlized 18 operators that worked long hours during the snow event, using eight road plows, four sidewalk machines, five loaders and one tractor blower.

"We did see a lot of cooperation from residents especially with street parking," says Linthorne.



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