The major winter storm that hammered the region including Kapuskasing during the Christmas holidays kept work crews busy nearly around the clock. Public works general manager Eric Cote says it was a long and grueling storm that staff thought would never stop.
“My guys put in crazy hours to manage to keep everything open,” he said. “The hardest part was to manage the hours of the employees, and manage the holiday schedule really.”
Now Mother Nature is set to turn up the temperature to nearly eight degrees with rain for both Friday and Saturday. Cote says the crews will be ready with whatever happens.
“We’re making sure that the areas where the catch-basins lie, the low spots where the flooding might occur — that we are ready to pick up any melt off,” he said. “And we are also shifting our attention to make sure nothing really floods because overland flooding is always an issue.”