City utilities workers Bill Fraser

City utilities workers Bill Fraser

Roots of all evil

NANAIMO – Workers remove root ball from drainage system.

City utilities workers Bill Fraser, left, and Ken McDonald pry a storm drainage pipe into alignment after replacing a section that had become clogged with a root ball at the corner of Commercial and Bastion streets Monday.

The work is part of pre-winter preventative maintenance the city does to help keep storm drains clear during heavy rains and snow melt.