Winter is Coming and Burlington is Getting Ready

As much as we may not want it, winter is coming.

As the season gets closer, the city of Burlington is getting ready for the frigid weather.

How you may ask?

Snow Fighter Training.

This winter the Burlington Snow Fighter team will help keep snowy and icy roads safe.

Snow Fighters, including those who operate snow plows, sanders, salters and brine trucks, will be training and practising their skills to ensure they are ready for the first snowfall.

"There is a lot of work that goes into clearing the roads and we're doing everything to be prepared," Mark Adam, Manager of Road Operations, said in a recent press release.

"Driving these huge machines and maneuvering them around cars and people is not an easy task which is why we need a closed and safe space to practice. We'll be ready for the first snowfall of seven and a half centimetres, which is the amount needed to begin the snow removal."

The Snow Fighter training will take place at City View Park in Burlington from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26.

The park will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. on those days.

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