Early snowfall catches plow operator by surprise

The amount of snow currently falling in Barrie and area comes as a surprise to many, including the City’s snow-removal operators.
Contractor plows aren’t set to begin rolling until Friday, but in the meantime City salt trucks are on the roads and City sanders were dispatched to secondary streets along with sidewalk machines. 
Arterial roads are always a priority, but the City asks residents to be patient as trucks make their way around to clear our streets and sidewalks. 
Drivers are asked to avoid parking on the roads overnight to help the plows do their job.