FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cranbrook, BC | January 4, 2016. In response to some recent information reported by local media concerning our winter operation activities, Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting would like to clarify the following:

The safety of the travelling public is Mainroad’s highest priority.  We take all concerns raised by the public very seriously and investigate complaints.

Mainroad’s service levels have not changed. We have the same amount of resources and material available today as we have had since the beginning of this contract.  All of our equipment has been deployed and is working as per the contract obligations.

Throughout the Province challenging weather will not always permit us to have bare and black conditions nor is that a requirement of our contract although we strive to return the highways to bare and black conditions as quickly as possible.

Our maintenance crews are dedicated employees who have worked tirelessly to maintain the highways during these winter conditions and to the standards set by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure.

Mainroad crews will be working to clear the highway surfaces as quickly as possible. We will continue to provide the Ministry and Media with regular updates.

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Mainroad East Kootenay Contracting 24 hour hotline: 1-800-665-4929. Please report accidents, unsafe road conditions. This hotline is used to update DriveBC, dispatch additional personnel and record public communication as required.