Slippery in Winnipeg

November 23, 2008 at 4:57 pm 2 comments

The City usually clears the snow immediately after a snowfall. They would first clear the streets downtown, the main streets and the business and commercial areas. And then the residential areas. But sometimes they don’t get to some of the areas right away and it would be too late to scrape the snow that had turned into ice. They would sprinkle sand and salt over the slippery ice but they don’t stay there for long.

I took this video clip last Friday while I was on my way home from the 7-11 store at the corner of our street. You can see the sidewalk is shiny with ice. Notice how I avoid walking on the icy patches on the sidewalk as much as I can. I would rather walk on the snow on somebody else’s driveway or lawn. I actually almost slipped on this walk when I stepped back on to the ice.

It was around minus 11C. A little bit nippy with the wind at 20 kmh. And this is not even bad. It’s just mild, in terms of slipperiness.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kyels  |  November 26, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Eeps. Luckily you did not fall from the slip.

  • 2. pining  |  November 27, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    -11c is just mild? here I am complaining about the 8c temperature here.
    anyway, maybe spiky shoes (like the football shoes) are appropriate on icy road, no?
    wrap up warm 🙂


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