Snow removal crews are clearing up snow and salting the roads after snow squalls last night.
“You can’t fight and you can never beat Mother Nature,” Sydney Marsh, Owner of 24 Hours Salt Suppliers said. “You can just battle her and eventually you can win in the long run. But in the short term, she always wins.”
Marsh and his crews have been working all night on Wednesday to clear the snow from roadways and parking lots before snow squalls tapered off on Thursday.
He says it is challenging work in the Snow Belt as snowfall amounts between 10 and 15 centimetres forced his crews to redo many sites.
“We were plowing lot’s but three hours later, it did not look like we had been there,” Marsh said.
Sydney says it is important to clear the snow off of the roads first before putting down salt as it impacts its effectiveness.
“There are so many variables,” Marsh said. “You can deal with the temperatures of the roads, the temperature of the air and the temperature outside.”
Crews consider factors such as temperatures outdoors as well as the road itself when deciding to salt the area.
Sydney says it is important to make sure the area is properly cleared to ensure that it is safe for drivers and pedestrians.