City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan
City of North Battleford Spring Melt
Drivers should slow down to avoid splashing pedestrians
March 17th 2021

One of the first signs of the arrival of spring is potholes. “We are working to ensure that our roads are safe for everyone. Motorists are asked to slow down and all traffic obey barriers to keep our workers safe,” said Director of Operations, Stewart Schafer.

Potholes form with the current thaw and freeze cycle, while many of these potholes are often hidden underwater. Drivers are to be cognizant whenever driving through standing water because those hidden potholes can cause damage to vehicles. Drivers should slow down to avoid splashing pedestrians. It is impolite to splash pedestrians and could cost you a fine of $100.

Potholes occur when moisture enters cracks in the pavement. When the moisture freezes and expands, the ice puts pressure on the cracked area. During the spring melt, this happens numerous times causing the pavement to break and crumble” explains Director Schafer. “Vehicles running over potholes cause further damage to the pavement.”

Potholes can pose a serious driving hazard. Until the City can perform pothole repairs drivers are asked to:

  • Slow down

  • Drive with caution

  • Avoid driving through accumulated water on the streets; if possible

  • Report problem potholes online at click “Service Request” and fill out the form or report them by calling 306-445-1700

City of North Battleford crews are aware of problem areas, however, in some cases, the melting process must be complete in order to repair certain damages.

Additional information can be found under “Potholes” of the FAQ section of the City website at


For more information:

Dustin Tungilik MacDonald, Communications Administrator
306-445-1713 |

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