The City of Maple Ridge is thanking residents and businesses for helping clear snow from sidewalks while crews did the same on municipal streets, with possibly more white stuff on the way.
“First, a huge thank you to homeowners and businesses who have shovelled the sidewalks in front of their properties. We’ve seen many wonderful posts about neighbours helping neighbours,” said a city statement.
About 12.5 centimetres of snow fell in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Friday and early Saturday.
“City crews worked overnight to clear priority routes and transitioned to clearing side streets.”
According to Environment Canada, there is a chance of flurries or rain showers tonight as the temperature dips to minus-1 C.
There is a 40 per cent chance of showers on Monday during the day, and a 70 per cent chance that night. More showers are expected throughout the week.
“Please take a moment to clear the catch basins, or storm water drains, around your property so water can drain off the streets as the weather changes,” advises the city.
On Friday, the city had 13 vehicles out on the roads dealing with the snowfall.
The city also cautioned all to drive carefully in such conditions.
“Please respect other drivers, do not pass vehicles that are doing snow removal or road sanding. Citizens are reminded to clear sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses by 10:00 a.m.”