Premier and Finance Minister Wade MacLauchlan announced more than $2 million in additional funding for the City of Charlottetown and the City of Summerside to help with snow removal.
"Significant snowfall this winter has led to unique safety hazards for drivers and pedestrians across Prince Edward Island," said Premier MacLauchlan. "Road maintenance crews across the province have been working diligently to clear the roads, and I’d like to thank them for their continuing efforts in these difficult conditions."
To support these efforts during these extraordinary circumstances, the province has committed an additional $1.5 million to the City of the Charlottetown for snow clearing, along with $645,000 for the City of Summerside.
Outside these two municipalities, provincial highway maintenance crews continue their efforts to widen roads and ensure the safety of the public. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has bought a new snow blower to help with snow removal, and has made use of equipment on loan from the province of New Brunswick.
"It’s great to see the Province step forward to assist us in this challenging time with the cost of snow removal this year," said His Worship, Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "This assistance will help to make our streets much safer, and we are most appreciative of the support."