Transportation and Public Safety urge residents to clear drains of ice and debris

Press release date: Fri Jan 10th, 2014


Both the City of Holland Department of Transportation and Public Safety are requesting the assistance of residents with the removal of snow and ice from drains and catch basins that are in the streets or on their property.  With the extreme amount of snow and the potential for up to three-quarters of an inch of rain, there could be isolated flooding in streets and low lying areas.  This flooding could impair movement of vehicles throughout affected streets and roads which makes this effort so important.

When clearing drains on the side of the road please do so in daylight conditions, use caution and guard against standing in the roadway as much as possible.

Transportation services personnel are making a concerted effort as time permits to clear drains on major roadways however any assistance from local residents on their street would be greatly appreciated.

For additional information contact Transportation Services Director Brian White at 616-928-2400 or Fire Operations Captain Chris Tinney at 616-355-1023.