City preps for spring runoff

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Mother Nature began hinting at spring runoff season on Monday, with above-zero temperatures producing the slushy stuff throughout Prince Albert. 

City Hall

Spring runoff preparations are well underway, the city assured residents in a press release issued early Monday afternoon.

“Motorists should continue to watch for lane closures/traffic restrictions on major roadways and heavy snow equipment in cul-du-sacs,” the release reads.

The city clears snow from areas that are at risk of 

Residents are encouraged to take their own steps to mitigate spring runoff troubles;

• Clear snow away from basement window wells and your home’s foundation.

• Gutters should be cleared of ice and other obstructions to prevent overflowing and to ensure melting snow flows properly.

• Water should drain at least six feet from the outside walls and run onto land that allows it to flow away from the house.

• Ice ridges and snow buildup on the ground that is stopping water from draining onto the street should be removed.

“Please be considered of your neighbours and prevent water from draining onto their property,” the release encourages, noting that it is unlawful to clear snow onto municipal land.

Those experiencing significant water pooling problems can call the city’s public works department at 953-4900, or the after-hours emergency number at 953-4284. 

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