At its regular monthly meeting, the Pictou County Council received an update on Hurricane Fiona. Cleanup efforts. Public Works Director Logan McDowell told the council that crews have been clearing fallen trees and bushes since October 28.Th.
The focus remains on Districts 2 and 3, as most of the debris was reported in these areas. McDowell said the amount of debris was so large, some missing and some left intact, that progress was slower than first expected. McDowell was unable to inform city councilors about when specific areas of the county will be cleared of snow, but said public works are prioritizing what will be cleared next based on reports from citizens. he says.
Responding to a question from Warden Robert Parker about whether the $1 million budget is enough for decontamination, McDowell and CAO Brian Cullen will have a clearer picture of where they stand in terms of decontamination as a whole by the end of the week. said. McDowell says he saved hundreds of dollars an hour by not hiring one of the large chippers provided by Ontario.