The City of Red Deer is asking residents to report blocked catch basins during snowmelt.
“With warming temperatures, some streets in the city are experiencing water pooling due to blocked catch basins,” the city said in a press release Saturday.
“City crews are proactively working to unblock catch basins by removing debris and ice to allow water to flow from the street into the catch basin.”
Residents are asked to report blocked catch basins by calling the city at 403-342-8111 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Urgent after hours requests can be made by calling 403-342-8238.
The city press release says some residents may choose to clear snow, ice or other debris from blocked catch basins themselves, however residents are reminded who perform this action do so at their own risk and should always remain cautious of hazards.