The sudden snowfall on Christmas Eve is being blamed for a rash of car crashes around the city.
Police report there were 5 MVI’s that day, including one at Steed and Maitland that took out a fire hydrant and led to a few neighbouring yards getting flooded.
City Works supervisor Wilf Takemaa said the snow that fell on Christmas Eve was particularly slippery, and crews were out until 10:30 that night salting and sanding, which was enough to keep roads clear for the rest of the week.
An abandoned vehicle found on Christmas Eve at the intersection of Ash Main and Stirling Arm Drive led police to a larger discovery.
The vehicle was traced back to a compound on Shoemaker Bay Road owned by a group of local logging companies.
It was then discovered that $70,000 worth of tools had also been stolen, and Forensic Identification Specialists have been brought in to assist.
There were a few minor thefts, a B&E, and two drunk drivers arrested during the Christmas period.