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Oh, my. What happened here? (photo)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013   by: Staff

Loyal reader Janet Anderson sent us this interesting photo.

"We have this big snowbank at the end of our driveway and couldn't resist to have fun with it," Janet notes in her e-mail.

"Like it or not. LOL"

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sportsfan17 2/19/2013 10:54:47 PM Report

hehe nice :)
JustMe1234567 2/19/2013 10:57:14 PM Report

Awesome! lol.
Annie2 2/20/2013 6:41:56 AM Report

Just what is happening with snow removal in this city, this winter? Every winter before, I would hear them removing the snowbanks around 12:30 a.m. but this winter, the snowbanks are huge and make it very difficult to see around them at intersections. Does someone need to die in an accident before, they do something?
blackhawk 1 2/20/2013 7:36:11 AM Report

Some crackers & cheese with the wine, miss
woole44 2/20/2013 7:55:05 AM Report

Hmmmm doesn't sound like she is whining to me just stating the obvious blackhawk think you need a new hobbie
Tag33&1/3rd 2/20/2013 8:16:29 AM Report

I know what is happening with snow removal in this city: the sidewalk and road crew are putting it all at the end of my driveway!!! :)
Nice pic!
rcssm69 2/20/2013 8:38:17 AM Report

I like it!!!
You just place your wheels in the ruts and lean back and let the road do the driving for you!!! It's great!!!
FunMan 2/20/2013 8:54:24 AM Report

Fantastic Photo.

The road crews did a great job yesterday, however prior to that our street hadn't been done for at least a week. When our road was slushy they just left it and if froze solid making our road a 4 X 4 off roaders dream.

Not much banking going on in the down town core which was always done in the past.

Maybe we need an engineer up at PWT again instead of an admin guy.
tooter 2/20/2013 9:24:33 AM Report

I think the pic is awesome. I also wonder what is going on with the snow removal, we have to get half way out on the street to see if anyone is coming and by then well bang your hit.... You have to be in one of the big rigs to beable to see over these banks. The bush roads are kept up way better then the city road now that is bad... not whining stating a fact..
katrina1967 2/20/2013 10:09:32 AM Report

I agree with funman. My road was horrible even before the snow. It was finally cleared at 6am today. I was driving on Trunk Rd this morning and the snowbanks are taller than the cars. This cannot be safe for coming out of the businesses.
Koss 2/20/2013 10:30:54 AM Report

I love how yesterday everyone was freaking out that there was just way too much snow, that it was unbearable and we have received way too much this winter. But today people are complaining that snow wasn't removed fast enough and that the snow that has been plowed are making piles that are too high.

Look yesterday was brutal, and today the roads are clean. They did a great job. The city can't control Mother Nature.
bigG47 2/20/2013 11:05:12 AM Report

I live on a major street, MacDonald Ave, which does get plowed quickly and often. My beef is; why when it snows only 2 inches, do I have to get 2 feet of chunky icy packed snow at the end of my double wide driveway ? No sooner do I blow it out, when the plow comes by again and fills it in once more. The plow goes by so fast, that the snow is blown 6-8 feet up my drive, and against my fence (which is now leaning severely). My garbage can and recycling boxes have been blown over and covered.
Why can't the 'powers that be', organize the plows better, so that all streets get plowed once, instead of mine 4 times? I suggest that they slow down too,
You can call this 'wining', 'bitching', or whatever but the fact is, "this is just not right"!! Apparently nobody cares, because 6 phone calls to the authorities has not made any difference *#?!@*# :-)
rcssm69 2/20/2013 11:15:52 AM Report

You answered your question yourself!
You live on a major street!
lavendalilly 2/20/2013 11:38:44 AM Report

For people who are having trouble seeing over their snow banks, or are concerned about the height of other snow banks, please call 705-759-5201.

All other people who have the unnecessary complaints about how the plows are going by too fast, or how they place too much snow at the end of your driveway, or any other need to just pity party yourself over this busy winter- do us all a favor and either invest in a time share and stay there all winter or get a shovel and start digging- its Northern Ontario. Be a tougher Canadian won't you!!!
Sam C 2/20/2013 2:50:10 PM Report

Annie... the past few winters have been much less severe than this one. In fact, this winter has been relatively mild, but when we have gotten snow we got a ton of it.

City crews have been out nearly every night removing snow banks. Unfortunately, they have not gotten around to all of them, and that's just how it goes.

I can recall previous years that were much the same as this, and bank removal went on until March.

We all just need to slow down, drive with extra care, and remember that the roads are narrower than we are used to.
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