It was way back in November when the City’s roads staff first invited me to ride along on one of their plowing trucks. When I heard about this weekend’s snowfall warning, I knew that this would be a great chance to see firsthand how Stittsville’s roads get cleared. Ma première invitation à bord d’un camion chasse-neige de la voirie municipale remonte au mois de novembre, mais quand j’ai entendu parler de la bordée attendue durant la fin de semaine, j’ai réalisé que ce serait une occasion parfaite pour découvrir comment sont dégagés les routes de Stittsville.

I joined Nick, a 10-year snow plowing veteran, for two hours on Sunday morning. We managed to cover about half of his 33.25-kilometre route, snaking through the side streets around Jonathan Pack Street and Brae Crescent.  This was just one part of his 12-hour shift, which started at 7:00am. He would continue all afternoon and into the early evening to help clear the roads in time for Monday morning’s commute.

A big thank you to Nick and all of his colleagues on the roads team for clearing our streets after a massive dump of snow this weekend!

(Can you tell I had just a bit of fun this morning? 😀)