Tuesday’s heavier-than-expected snowfall precipitated havoc on Vancouver roads through the morning rush hour, and even a metropolis truck geared up with a snowplow wasn’t immune.
Pictures shared on social media present the Metropolis-of-Vancouver-branded automobile caught in a ditch within the Southlands neighbourhood.
Telf Maynard lives close by and is a realtor within the space. He instructed CTV Information the truck was there earlier than 7 a.m. and was not eliminated till the early afternoon.
Video he shared of the trouble to take away the automobile from the ditch reveals a tow truck cable snapping below the pressure.
In an emailed assertion attributed to Amy Sidwell, town’s supervisor of road operations, town stated the truck went off the highway through the evening shift, and workers are trying into what precipitated the incident.
Maynard posted a photograph of the automobile’s tires, and questioned why a plow truck would not have a heavier-duty winter tire geared up.
Sidwell’s assertion specified that the automobile had Michelin XTS tires with the M+S (mud and snow) image, that are “optimized for winter situations.”
“The town’s fleet of heavy vans, together with these which are geared up for winter upkeep, have tires which are both designated as M+S (mud and snow) or mountain snowflake, or carry chains for winter highway situations,” Sidwell stated. “That is in alignment with provincial guidelines for winter weather conditions. Chain use depends upon the highway situations the motive force experiences, as it isn’t really useful to drive with chains on naked asphalt.”
Requested what kind of impression the truck being unavailable throughout Tuesday’s storm had on town’s operations, Sidwell famous that “all obtainable gear” had been deployed.
“The town’s road operations department has 100 autos and gear to make use of for snow response,” she stated. “All obtainable gear was deployed right now. Within the occasion of a significant snow occasion like right now, further gear and autos are deployed from throughout Engineering Companies. The variety of items of apparatus that are out will fluctuate as situations change all through the day.”