City stepping up snow removal efforts

The City of Helsinki has received feedback about the lack of snow removal at and dangerous amounts of snow on the roofs of schools and daycare centres.

The City’s Maintenances services have urged the companies responsible for the removal of snow from yards and roofs to rectify the situation as soon as possible. The companies have reported hiring more personnel for both mechanised and manual snow removal in order to make all City-owned properties safe again.

The snow removal efforts will be monitored by the City’s technical building managers. If the situation does not improve by Monday 11 February, the City will begin to purchase supplementary snow removal services from other service providers.

Snow removal from roofs is being and will be carried out on all properties where excessive snow on roofs poses a hazard. It is the responsibility of property managers to mark off dangerous areas with fences or by other means until snow removal can be carried out.