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Job well done, says Mayor Yetman

By Mark Squibb

Bay Roberts Mayor Walter Yetman took a few moments during this week’s council meeting to publicly thank the Town’s public works staff for their hard work cleaning up after last week’s storm.
“Our public works staff worked tremendously hard, and worked long hours, through a very challenging situation this past weekend,” said Yetman. “I’ve got to say, they moved a lot of snow.”
Yetman said workers waited out the storm on Friday, and then got to work early Saturday morning and worked all day Saturday and Sunday to get the roads clear.
Councillor Dean Franey noted staff hit the streets around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
Yetman estimated Bay Roberts received about 80 cm of snow.
“Eighty centimetres of snow is Snowmageddon numbers,” said Yetman. “And I remember during Snowmageddon a lot of communities were shut down for a number of days, a long period of time. We opened after two days during Snowmageddon. And so, we have an amazing crew, and we thank them so much for what they do.”
Yetman added that by Saturday night crews had cleared most streets enough to at least allow emergency vehicles to pass through if necessary.
Councillor Perry Bowering added that in the wee hours of the morning a Bay Roberts snowplough operator actually had to escort an ambulance.

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