The following press release, posted here word-for-word, arrived moments ago from the Jamestown City Engineer’s Office. You’re welcome to discuss it in the comments section below.
The City of Jamestown is hereby notifying the public that the snow gates will be removed from the City snow plows today for an indefinite period of time.
We are sorry for the problems we know this will create in our community, but the large amount of snow we received over the holiday has created problems for much of our snow removal equipment.
Specifically, numerous difficulties and several equipment failures have occurred while trying to continue using the gates. These problems are increasing and slowing down snow removal and “push-back” operations.
We hope to be able to begin using them again in the near future, weather permitting.