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Highway chief asks for patience

Morrison also urged motorist to take care.

"The need to push back snow banks is vital," he said. "If they are not, they could freeze and it would take three times the effort to widen the roads.

"Snow bank safety is also a concern of many drivers of snowplows," Morrison added. "With snow days comes the ever tempting invitation for sliding and tunnel making, so please keep our operations in mind when you see our children out playing on the snow banks so we all can avoid the possibility of a tragic accident."

Morrison also asked drivers to:

- make sure their vehicles are warm and all windows are defrosted before venturing out;

- clean all snow from lights;

- make sure that tires are adequate and the vehicle has plenty of gas;

- remember that four wheel drive helps people go in the snow , but helps little in stopping; and

- allow enough time to reach a destination and drive safely.

Morrison pointed out the highway department keeps a small pile of sand/salt mixture located just west of its parking lot for use of local residents. Any abuse of this by snow removal contractors will result in discontinuing the privilege.

People with questions or concerns can call the Ti highway department at 585-7317.

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