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City forced to wait to re-paint lines on the roads

The harsh winter has not only taken a toll on the conditions of our roads, but also on the paint on the roads. Mayor Steve Black says road painting is an annual event, as the salt and snow wears it away over the winter. But he says they can’t paint until the weather is consistently warm, as the legislation actually says there is a certain temperature they have to wait for. He says it also outlines the type of paint they are able to use. Some types of paint lost longer in the summer time, but over the winter it is worn away by the harsh conditions and the salt.

Some cities have plastic indicators in the middle of the roads, which Black says may be something the city looks at in the future. But for now, he says this is a pretty standard issue in Northern Ontario.

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