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Seen on Albert St. West

Monday, January 27, 2014   by: Staff

Seen today at 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Carmen's Way and Albert St. West.

The roads are slick and the snow banks are high, motorists are advised to use extra caution and lower speeds.

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Patti G. 1/27/2014 5:40:54 PM Report

looks like carmens and albert to me!
Newsjunkie 1/27/2014 5:47:19 PM Report

Not if you read the street signs. It's just the camera angle that makes the restaurant look closer than it is...
Phaedrus 1/27/2014 6:09:38 PM Report

It was Carmen's Way and Albert W.

Funny thing, the City just cleared banks from the corners of that intersection a few days ago.

The curve in the road makes that intersection much wider than it needs to be, and people have a harder time judging the distance required to get clear.

Just one of many crack-ups there, all year round.
SooToday Moderator 1/27/2014 6:22:00 PM Report

Patti G and Phaedrus are right, it was Albert, not Queen.
Thanks for the correction, the story has been updated.
asp 1/27/2014 6:26:22 PM Report

In my opinion the city workers should get off their ass and start getting rid of all snow banks around the city. Streets are getting slimmer and slimmer.
help me 1/27/2014 6:56:00 PM Report

Albert St East, the snow banks are high and the road is narrow, you have to come out of our apartment building real slow to see what's coming
haywirej 1/27/2014 6:57:36 PM Report

I drive on these roads all day long and not one day that I have driven so far have they been cleared sanded or even safe. The city needs to improve the way they do this. They wonder why there is so many accidents. Take care of the roads and there will be less accidents.
1130 1/27/2014 7:06:39 PM Report

I like how everyone yaps about how the snow banks are to high, yet most people I see are putting there snow from there driveways either on those high snow banks or across the street so there neighbors get to play with it when the plow comes by and also adding to the HIGH SNOW BANKS.
ShawnM 1/27/2014 7:20:11 PM Report

1130 is right, and to add the workers have been working there butts off, problem is the snow has been coming down faster than they can get rid of it. Learn to live with it, we live up north in a snow area, don't like it move south.

If you want better snow removal then why not take your cheque book down to city hall and make a payment, its already going to be an expensive year for snow removal. I am sure the rest of us don't want our taxes going any higher.
Tag33&1/3rd 1/27/2014 7:29:15 PM Report

@The Person in charge of telling Public Works what to do...

PLEASE clear the snowbanks from Wellington East??? Between Pim and Elizabeth.
Beej 1/27/2014 7:37:57 PM Report

Was expecting to see a shot of a couple of diehard street walkers.
so-kendra 1/27/2014 8:02:22 PM Report

if u think that the roads r narrow try going down Korah rd. with a tractor trailer. and see how narrow it gets when u have ppl parking on the side of the road. the city is just waiting for someone to get killed before they clean that road. I remember years ago our city workers used to keep the roads clear all the time. Anyways
Tag33&1/3rd 1/27/2014 9:24:11 PM Report

City Workers can only do what they are told to do. Not their fault.
Dixiepup 1/27/2014 10:00:06 PM Report

Stop blaming the road crews for not keeping up with one of the worst winters ever! SLOW DOWN for cripes sake for the conditions! Where's the friggin fire all the time? I'm sick of hearing the whiners who drive like its July, and need to hurry everywhere they go. You deserve what you get!
scottstewy123 1/27/2014 11:02:24 PM Report

This city has blown the snow removal budget big time this year. Mother nature this year has hit the Sault big time in our neck of the woods. OH WAIT. I FORGOT. ITS HARPERS FAULT.( please note my sarcasm )

Pakadeva 1/28/2014 12:15:52 AM Report

I am out on the roads every day & evening pretty much. I stay back, I drive slower, people drive past me like there's a fire somewhere. Listen to advice of Police, & road transportation, drive according to conditions & stop tooting your horn for me to go faster, it won't happen no matter how loud you are!
GotRotties 1/28/2014 6:33:58 AM Report

Youre right Tag, the snowbanks along there are getting a little much. I don't have anywhere to put the snow..I don't have a boulevard, they took those out when they widened the street in front of my house. NOW, they don't know what to do with the sidewalk snow so they throw it into my driveway and I am supposed to get rid of it. I have a hard time lifting a shovel higher than six feet over my head, but day after day they throw it into my driveway. I might just throw it back into the sidewalk..thats what my "neighbour" does and there isn't anyone living in the house..he plows all the snow back into the sidewalk so people either have to mountain climb over it or risk going onto the street. Too bad the city didn't think of this when they thought it would be great to make a speedway out of Wellington by removing the higher curbs and boulevards.
Tag33&1/3rd 1/28/2014 10:40:04 AM Report

Ya same with my place--- have run out of places to put snow! There's a huge mountain of snow taking up my shortened front yard from the city!
happy camper 1/28/2014 7:15:39 PM Report

WOW I drive everyday here and have for many years I learned to slow down in the winter and be on the look out a little more. There are some real winners out there driving around . So slow down and drive according to the conditions.
kbaybiie 1/28/2014 7:45:13 PM Report

It's funny how the city and everyone blames it one the drivers... I was part of that statistic... NOT MY FAULT! why because other drivers see you going so slow and misjudge the time they have to get out. I was cut off. and because the roads are slick ice I eased the brakes on to no avail. I still (even doing 5-15kms) slid all the way across a major road and ended up hitting a vehicle head on. I'm sorry but even the slightest bit of sand/salt would help control these situations. There's only so much you can do when your driving on a skating rink..This city is horrid for road care this year... I haven't seen much sand on the roads since the beginning of snowfall. (and from what I hear this darn city had NO sand at the beginning) so who's to say that there is any now?! This city revolves so much around money it makes me SICK!
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