Plows moving on main roads again

Eric McCarthy
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SUMMERSIDE -- Government plows are back out on the main roads in Prince County as of 8:30 this morning, dispatcher Sean McNally reported.

Except for emergencies and in response to vehicles stranded, plows had been off even the main roads since around 6 p.m. Wednesday because of poor visibility.

“We’re just going to assess things, to see what they can open,” McNally said, indicating they will get a handle on conditions along the main roads before making a decision on when to send private contractors out onto the side roads throughout the county. With the storm blowing in so quickly and with such velocity, McNally said some of the private contractors have not been out since the storm arrived.

The sun might be shining on Prince County today, but the wind is still strong and there’s heavy drifting.

McNally could not estimate when the side roads would be opened. “It depends on visibility; it’s still calling for high winds,” he noted.

Geographic location: Prince

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