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Posted by Michael McGoldrick, Wed Mar 14 2012 at 10:08 am
Clearing the pathways of snow and debris.
Yesterday I saw a sweeping machine that was starting to clear off a winter’s worth of grit and debris on the NCC pathway which runs along the Ottawa River (west of the downtown core). This is a lot better than previous years when this grit and debris was left on the path for upwards to a month after all the snow and ice had melted.
The only problem with the current situation (as of March 14) is that a few short segments of the Ottawa River Pathway that are shaded are still covered with a fair amount of snow and ice (such as in wooded area just west of Island Park Drive). Except for these bottlenecks, 80 to 90% of the pathway seems to be totally clear of any snow or ice. If only they could plow these short stretches of the pathway where the ice and snow stubbornly hangs on for as long as possible.