The City of Vancouver is gearing up for another blast of winter.
Snow is expected overnight and into the weekend, though the forecast is murkier on Sunday.
Nevertheless, Jerry Dobrovolny with the city’s engineering service says the city is ready to go.
“We’re doing our best to prepare for this and make sure we go into this one as prepared as possible.”
He says crews are out and about.
“We have been preparing the fleet, we have over forty pieces of equipment ready to go. We’ve been brining the streets for four days so there is a good layer of salt and brine on the streets.”
Both Dobrovolny and Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, however, don’t anticipate too harsh of a winter blast.
Robertson came under fire for being notably absent the last time snow hit the city.
“I do travel and represent the city all over the place. I’m not always in Vancouver every time there’s a snowstorm, I certainly wasn’t in town for a good chunk of the last cold snap but I’ll be here this weekend.”
He says the city has been active on the roads.