City of Winnipeg Streets Maintenance crews are currently working to address potholes, water build-up and isolated slippery conditions on city streets resulting from recent warm temperatures.
Crews were out patching this past weekend, and patching efforts will continue while these conditions persist. Currently, patching efforts are focused on main routes (regional streets), particularly in curb lanes where run-off may accumulate. Thawing and freezing of this run-off impact the number of potholes.
Manager of Streets Maintenance, Bruce McPhail says, “Crews will be working extended hours throughout the week to fix potholes and the City will increase pothole patching efforts as required as the springtime thaw continues.”
Pothole locations can be reported to the City of Winnipeg by telephone at 311; or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The City currently has 14 crews working around-the-clock opening frozen sewer inlets and culverts, to allow snow run-off to drain from streets and enter the sewer system.
Crews are also engaged in removing snow, ice accumulations and debris from city ditches to assist the water run-off. This annual spring work started on March 2, 2009 and will continue as long as warranted.
City crews will continue to monitor street conditions and apply sand and salt to address traction concerns as required.
The City would like to remind the public to please use caution around City crews and heavy equipment which will be working throughout the city over the coming weeks.
via news release