City of Chilliwack workers try to locate a catch basin on Yale Road near Hocking Avenue on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Crews have been working around the clock to clear catch basins and, like in past years, the city is again asking residents to help clear drains near their house. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

City of Chilliwack workers try to locate a catch basin on Yale Road near Hocking Avenue on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Crews have been working around the clock to clear catch basins and, like in past years, the city is again asking residents to help clear drains near their house. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

City asks folks to help clear snow from catch basins to prevent pooling water on Chilliwack roads

With warmer temperatures, rain in forecast, catch basins need to be cleared of snow and ice

Get out your shovels and help clear snow from the drains near your house, Chilliwack.

That’s the message the City of Chilliwack has put out as snow is expected to melt in the coming days.

After several feet of snow fell in Chilliwack over the past two weeks, and with the upcoming rain and warmer temperatures, pooling water is expected on roadways where catch basins (storm drains) are clogged.

The city is trying to prevent excess water on roadways, and although crews are working 24/7 to clear catch basins, some help from residents is appreciated.

“If you are able, please clear catch basins near you to help drain melting snow and ice,” the city stated.

Use the city’s handy map to find a catch basin near you. Catch basins are indicated by squares with a diagonal line through them on the map; manholes are indicated by black dots.

To report urgent operations issues, call the after-hours emergency number at 604-792-2233.

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