City of Iqaluit asks people to be mindful of ditches as snow melts
Call comes as municipal government starts work on water drainage in roadside ditches
The City of Iqaluit is asking people to be cautious around ditches recently uncovered by snow removal around the city.
The ditches drain water from the roads, which see more run-off during the spring snowmelt.
In a news release, the city is asking parents to remind children to be safe when around the ditches, which are deeper this time of year and can become a safety hazard.
The city also asks snowmobilers to pay close attention to the roadwork and barricades, which it says will affect trails.