The City of Grande Prairie is asking residents to keep an eye on the storm drains around them. According to the city, with the “majority of winter weather in the rearview” crews are clearing the paths to catch basins around the municipality. By crews doing this work, it will help guide the rapidly melting snow into the underground storm sewer system.
With the majority of winter weather in the rearview, City crews are clearing paths for the spring melt. 💧
Report a frozen catch basin or icy area at AccessGP, our online Non-Emergency Citizen Portal: https://t.co/hXZtgOXrRD
Full Daily Snow Update here: https://t.co/b7y8oaArUY pic.twitter.com/hbZKosJiQe
— CityofGrandePrairie (@CityofGP) March 21, 2023
Grande Prairie homeowners are being encouraged to be mindful of the impending spring melt, by doing annual preparation and maintenance on their properties. Anyone who notices a blocked catch basin is asked to report it to the Citizen Contact Centre.
Throughout the winter cold temperatures can cause a build-up of ice in and around catch basins, which reduces their ability to drain run-off water.