Snow Clearing Caused Transit Problems

Thunder Bay Transit - Sitting at City Hall waiting for road conditions
Thunder Bay Transit
The City of Thunder Bay did a better job of clearing snow downtown this morning. Side walks are still slippery however.
Snow Clearing is critical for Transit and Pedestrians

THUNDER BAY – Thunder Bay Police report that “Transit operations on Carrie Street between Martha  Street and Dorothy Streets had to be re-routed today because of parked vehicles. The buses simply could not pass through the space left between vehicles parked on both sides of Carrie Street”.

Police say that “It appears that snow banks may have been a contributing factor.”

Police are reminding motorists city wide to be mindful of vehicle placements to avoid costly tow bills.  The Highway Traffic Act and City by-laws have provisions to address vehicles that block the flow of traffic, including removal.

Motorists are reminded that fire trucks and ambulances and buses require six meters of clearance at all times. Officers facing such complaints must take measures to ensure public safety and tow trucks will be dispatched.

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