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City says use caution around creeks and ditches

Wednesday, April 09, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

CITY OF SAULT STE MARIE

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The Public Works and Transportation Department (PWT) would like to advise residents that warmer temperatures, snow melt and potential precipitation will cause higher water levels in creeks and roadside ditches.

Residents should take caution when in close proximity of these drainage systems.

Parents should ensure children and pets stay away from these hazardous areas.

“Our crews are out working 24 hours daily to clear snow-filled ditches and open catch basins that are covered with snow or frozen. We are also steaming frozen culverts to get the water flowing,” says Larry Girardi, Commissioner, Public Works and Transportation.

“Residents can assist us with flood prevention by clearing snow, ice and debris from catch basins and drains located on roadways in front of their homes.”

Ongoing asphalt repairs to potholes are also underway to prevent water collection on roadways.

The City of Sault Ste. Marie extends this warning to ensure the safety of its citizens.

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switchback 4/9/2014 3:37:34 PM Report

USE CAUTION driving on city streets. ARGH !!!!!
Brietsy 4/9/2014 5:32:52 PM Report

please be mindful of us pedestrians too... we don't like getting wet more then anyone else.
Lleoy 4/9/2014 5:39:33 PM Report

Pothole or ditch, they are both the same size. This is the only city that fills potholes with car parts.
macgyvr 4/9/2014 10:31:25 PM Report

I saw a bicycle in one the other day. Yesterday I saw half of the potholes on the street filled and the other half untouched. Probably ran out of cold patch and went home.
jcdad 4/10/2014 2:59:28 AM Report

I called the city on Mondary afternoon to clear the catch basin on the inside of our court, so the lake in my driveway could drain. They had a loader and two dump trucks there on Tuesday morning. They cut back the snow banks that extended five feet into the street and removed the snow. Great job!
bulletcards 4/10/2014 11:00:57 AM Report

No need for the warning. If your too stupid to realize this or keep your children and pets away, you deserve to take a swim. We are saving entirly too many stupid people, and it is watering down the general intelligence level.

(bring on the spelling and grammar police)
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