Photo: Just one of a number of roads that have turned to slush with the warm weather this week – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca
Update: The City posted the follow message Thursday afternoon on their Facebook page. “The City of Fort St John has dispatched a steam truck this afternoon to deal with some areas of the city where storm water is pooling. With the weather forecast showing a cooling trend starting this evening it is expected that crews will have these areas cleared within 24 hours. We are asking that motorists slow down when entering the work zone around the steamer unit.”
Recent warm weather has been melting the significant amount of snow Fort St. John has received over the past two weeks, creating large puddles and slushy conditions for both drivers and pedestrians.
City snowplowing crews are out attempting to clear as much slush as possible, says City Manager Dianne Hunter.
Hunter says although the region is expected to see a decrease in temperatures and more snowfall that crews are trying to keep up with the weather.
She says the City is asking drivers to slow down and drive carefully since overnight rain began to freeze Thursday morning, resulting in slippery conditions.
Temperatures are expected to drop overnight Thursday and remain below freezing throughout the weekend. They are then expected to rise above zero starting next Wednesday.