Winnipeg starts road repair.
Spring is already in the city. The snow is melting and it is getting warmer day by day. However, besides joyful emotions, the onset of the spring can bring such unpleasant things as bad roads. In this regard, the city is actively starting to repair them and to prepare for the flood.
City crews are actively working to eliminate potholes on the roads. Now, they are concentrating on the main streets of the city and on the streets with the most popular bus routes. Some sections of the road are still covered in ice. If necessary, workers use salt for such areas. They also clear ditches and sewers.
The city began preparing for flooding a few weeks ago.
City residents whose houses may be at risk during a flood can use the city’s help and get sandbags for free. However, they should show their ID cards proving that they live in Winnipeg.
Spring thaws increase the risk of flooding basements. Therefore, the city strongly recommends city inhabitants to take appropriate measures to protect their houses.
The warmer it gets outside, the thinner the ice becomes on the rivers. City skating rinks are already closed, and the city authorities ask parents to talk to their children and to tell them about all the dangers of thin spring ice.
Some sites have warning signs on thin ice. However, even if there are no such signs, ice does not become less dangerous.