The overwhelming amount of snow that’s hit the area over the past week isn’t causing problems for those on the road or who are walking down city sidewalks.
It’s affecting operations beneath ground.
SaskEnergy spokesperson Dave Burdeniuk says if you’re not careful when shovelling or getting rid of the snow, you could cause damage to power and other line services.
“There’s snow and ice that can impact natural gas equipment,” he said. “And this could be the rooftop equipment you find on a building or a school and the gas lines that lead to them.”
Burdeniuk said this kind of weather wreaks havoc on everything, but gas meters get it the worst.
“We see chunks of ice will fall and hit and damage the metre. Or you can have the water from ice melt that drips on the metre during the day, it freezes at night and you can get your metre encased in ice.”