The Town of Churchill, Manitoba, declared a local state of emergency on Friday evening after being paralyzed for three days by a blizzard.
The winter storm caused winds of 120 km / h, zero visibility and 60 cm of snow.
“There is now a lot of snow removal and cleaning work to do, and it will have an effect on the resources available to the City,” says a message posted on Facebook.
The state of emergency will allow the City to obtain additional resources and staff to help it return to a normal state.
Mayor Mike Spence said he does not recall seeing such tremendous snowfall during his life.
“This has posed important challenges for us, but the community has responded very well,” he said.
However, there is still a lot of work to do: the narrow streets and roads leading to the city have not yet been cleared. In addition, the roof of the fire station was damaged by the storm.
The City therefore asks its residents to be patient.