The precipitation and freezing temperatures have made Drumheller into an outdoor skating rink. 

With the build-up of ice, it leaves some storm drains clogged, and the build-up of ice worsens.

"The Town is asking people to keep a watch on storm drains that are near their home. With freezing and thawing, what can happen is they get blocked with ice, and then that can lead to local flooding," explained Julia Fielding, Communications Officer for the Town of Drumheller.

The town asks to only use ice melt on sidewalks, and not when trying to clear a storm drain.

"We do ask people to try and clear them. If they are unable to do so, then do give us a call at public works and we will go out and see what we can do. Anything you can do to help, it really helps to keep the roads clear and just from any flooding backing up."

"You can use anything that you can break up the ice as long as it doesn't hit the basin metal, but anything to break up the ice," continued Fielding.

If you are having trouble clearing your storm drain, you can call the Town of Drumheller at 403-820-6300.

 

 

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