Monday January 23, 2012
City Hall News
Flood Worries Subside For Now
City crews concentrate on clearing hillsides
Released by Starlee Renton, City of Chilliwack
hanks to kind weather and a strong community effort, Chilliwack crews were able to mitigate flooding issues before they became problems over the weekend.
Our Public Works switchboard received many calls from residents wanting to know the location of catch basins near their property in order to help clear them.
Residents helped greatly around the City as many people were seen out with
shovels clearing drainage gates on their streets.
Crews continue to patrol the major watercourses and culverts and are
responding to any blockages when they are discovered. All the drainage
stations and drainage pumps have been serviced and checked twice daily over
the past week and this will continue this week until most of the snow has
Operationally, it is not recommended to plow this material as it would
create 'ice boulders' and end up on cleared driveways, sidewalks and catch
basins. Our snow plows are not designed to plow frozen snow and ice, and to
do so would damage the equipment.
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