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Works yard trailer helps Gravenhurst continue plowing after fire

GRAVENHURST – A temporary work trailer is helping town works staff here to continue operations uninterrupted after a half-million fire last Monday morning involving a sidewalk plow towed in for repairs the day before.

Town staff and their insurers are assessing the damage and will decide about repairs.

Almost all of the damage was confined to three cement block garage bays, while the adjoining offices didn’t appear to suffer much damage, as firefighters were able to put the blaze in just over a half hour, after it started shortly after 6 a.m.

In a news release Friday, the town said operations centre at 1054 Crawford Road (off Winhara Road) is being rehabilitated following the recent fire at the site.

They say town crews are clearing roads and sidewalks and performing other necessary work as usual.

“The continuation of service delivery is critical and every effort is being made to mitigate any delays or stoppages,” said Mayor Paisley Donaldson. “We are so proud of our crews who have continued to deliver the services without interruption before, during and after this unfortunate incident,” she added.

The town’s electrical, plumbing and HVAC contractors have been engaged since the incident to return services to the operations centre. Temporary equipment, such as an office trailer and generator have been installed at the site to continue operations unabated.

At the same time Town officials are consulting with its insurers to assess the appropriate coverage for the damages to the property.

“We have received many kind words of support from the community, recognizing our efforts under some very difficult circumstances,” commented Geoff Carleton, Director of Infrastructure and community services. “Our operators appreciate the support from the community,” he added.

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