Winter Cleanup Continues

first_imgNova Scotians are asked to remain patient and drive with caution as clean-up continues after the latest winter storm. Most of the province experienced record single-day snowfalls, on top of snow from the previous storm. Several areas have reported ongoing high winds and whiteout conditions. “Our staff and gear have been flat out across the province, 24/7 since the storm started. First and foremost I want to thank our hard-working crews for their ongoing efforts,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “We do not hold anything back when it comes to clearing our roads and keeping drivers safe. With this level of snow falling in such a short period of time, it will take more time than usual to clear what has built up. “We understand the frustration, but ask that Nova Scotians continue to be patient as our crews continue their work.” Most main highways are open, though some are down to one lane. Crews anticipate it will be at least 24 to 36 hours before all local and gravel roads are open. “The extraordinary amount of snowfall throughout the province brought with it a lot of challenges,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey, who is responsible for the Emergency Management Office. “I want to thank everyone for their patience and a special thanks to the snow plow operators and first responders for their efforts to help keep Nova Scotians safe. “We urge people to check in on their neighbours, especially seniors and those with special needs, to help ensure they are safe.” The Office of the Fire Marshal encourages residents to: For more information, go to . In case of emergency, residents should call 911 as dispatchers co-ordinate with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal area offices to ensure first responders can access roads. Follow Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal on Twitter @NS_TIR for road condition or closure updates. shovel two exits from their home in case of fire clear snow from air exchangers, dryer vents and furnace exhausts clear a fire hydrant near their home remove snow and ice from storm drains be aware of the amount of snow on their roof. Excess amounts can be dangerous. Hire professionals to clear snow off roofs.last_img read more

Mise à jour sur les feux de forêt le dimanche 14 août

first_img Il n’y a aucun changement important aux feux depuis le bulletin de 10 h ce matin. Le feu de forêt de Seven Mile Lake, dans le comté d’Annapolis, demeure circonscrit dans une proportion de 70 p. 100. Les feux à Ten Mile Lake, comté de Queens, Perch Lake, comté de Pictou et Maitland Bridge, comté d’Annapolis, sont entièrement circonscrits. Les équipes ont fait de bons progrès aujourd’hui et concentrent maintenant leurs efforts à creuser pour continuer de lutter contre le feu, qui a pénétré profondément dans la terre. Les bombardiers à eau de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador et du Québec retourneront bientôt dans leurs provinces respectives, et les hélicoptères de la Nouvelle-Écosse poursuivront le travail de lutte contre les feux. La route 8 demeurera fermée jusqu’à nouvel ordre. Malgré la pluie tombée dans certaines régions de la province, les restrictions sur les déplacements dans les régions boisées et une interdiction de brûlage demeurent en vigueur à l’échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse, et on demande aux gens de continuer d’éviter toute activité qui pourrait allumer d’autres feux. Pour de plus amples renseignements : -30- Voici une mise à jour du gouvernement provincial sur les feux de forêt, publiée le dimanche 14 août à 16 h.last_img read more