It’s been a tough snow removal year in West Nipissing. Council got an update from staff on snow removal operations in the municipality and this year has seen many hurdles. Despite this, crews have been clearing streets within the mandated times almost every time it snows. The exception was a couple of weeks ago when it took about 16 hours to clear all the streets as the result of heavy snow. The normal snow clearing time is 10 to 12 hours. Staff also says public works will keep removing snow banks from key areas as time and conditions permit.