Emcon snow job over road clearing

Snowplows and graders are nowhere to be found when they were needed recently, one reader says.

To the Editor,

For the past week or two Emcon has had a grader or snowplow out grinding off the top of our chipseal and breaking up the edges of the pavement around Sproat Lake by 9 a.m. when there hasn’t been any snow on the road.

Alas, today the snow fell as had been predicted for the past three days, and lo and behold, no snowplows or graders are to be found anywhere out here at 2:30 p.m.

I pulled a school bus back onto the road this morning and am about to fire up my tractor and start plowing the main road so that those without four-wheel drives may be able to get out to work or appointments, etc.

Where is Emcon when they are needed? Or did the empty plowing wear out the blades and use up the shift time?

Bob Cole,

Port Albern