Many communities in East Central Alberta continue to dig themselves out after last Friday's big snow storm dumped upwards of 30 centimetres in some places.
The amount of snow surprized everyone, including Drumheller's new Chief Administrative Officer, Darryl Drohomerski and the entire Infrastructure Services Department.
"We've been working non-stop since Friday to clear all the streets; we're going to be finished pretty much everything by the end of Thursday and doing some touch-ups, you know, the occasional street that we respond to customer complaints about impassable roads and that," he told 99.5 Drum FM.
"In East Coulee, Cambria, Lehigh we couldn't clean those areas because even Carillion couldn't clean the highway because they couldn't see where the highway was as it was snowing so hard," he added. "Sometimes when it's unsafe for our people to be out on the road, then we're going to look at that as the first and foremost aspect of our operation."
Drohomerski is no stranger to winter, having cut his teeth with infrastructure services in Winnipeg, but he is still dealing with challenges he's never before faced.
"There's not many places to plough to the side, so you really have to plough to the middle and you have to remove the snow," he explained. "It would probably be quicker opening streets up if we had the ability to move it to the side and come back and deal with it later, but we're trying to look at some options to make it a bit faster."