Damaged plow results in delayed snow removal service

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UPPER BROOKSIDE – Some residents found themselves without plowed roads for an extended amount of time in Colchester County on Thursday.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department vehicles have been kept busy Thursday, especially since one vehicle was sidelined after being damaged during the Wednesday night snowstorm. FILE PHOTO

Paul MacDonald, with the Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Department, based in Bible Hill, confirmed with the Truro Daily News that one of its six snow plows for that vicinity was in an accident on Jollytown Road during the Wednesday night snowstorm, leaving one less plow on the roads yesterday.

‘Hopefully it will be up and going soon … (service) was definitely slower Thursday … secondary roads were behind by about eight hours,” MacDonald said.

The accident on Jollytown Road, near Upper Brookside, occurred at about 7:30 p.m. and was caused by “almost no visibility” due to the weather. It did not result in any injuries when it verred off the road and into a ditch, however, a broken passenger window meant the vehicle had to be taken into the shop for repairs.

MacDonald said the department has six plows serving Bible Hill and surrounding areas, two more in Earltown, and “several” others throughout the remainder of the county. One in the Bible Hill fleet was burned about a month ago, but it was replaced shortly after.

 

mchiasson@trurodaily.com

Twitter: tdnMonique

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