Staff with the City of Dryden weren’t taken by surprise with the recent snowfall in the area, as Public Works staff have been preparing for the winter season earlier than usual this year.

“The city has been preparing for the snow. We were ready for the storm. Our graters, salters sidewalk machine and sanders are all ready to go,” said Manager of Public Works, Blake Poole.

The region saw between 10 to 20 centimetres of snow fall in parts of northwestern Ontario on Tuesday night, and more snow continued throughout the day and overnight yesterday. Drivers in the Dryden, Vermilion Bay and Sioux Lookout areas are urged to stay safe on local roads and highways, as snow and slush are creating dangerous road conditions in the area.

Poole adds that the 2018 Budget has allocated enough funding for Public Works staff to keep local roads safe throughout the season.

“About two to three years ago we did have a really cold and heavy winter, where we did have problems with our budget going into the following fall. We were able to get by. This year, we’re on budget. We’ll be okay for the winter season.”

The Dryden Police Service offered safety tips to residents driving on local roads and highways yesterday. School buses were also cancelled due to the snowfall yesterday morning.

For more information:
DPS warns of dangerous road conditions

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