Rebar culvert markers are a deep snow hazard

Location: 
Trout Creek Community Watershed (near Summerland, BC)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2012-02-22
Company Name: 
Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd.
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

While operating snow machines on forest roads, it has been noticed that culvert inlets marked with rebar to identify their locations are very difficult to see in deep snow (see photos in attached pdf) .

This could be a hazard to machines and those operating and riding on them.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

If culvert locations are to be marked, use flexible materials or ensure brightly coloured flagging is attached.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

For more information: Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. cking@gormanbros.com 

File attachments
Rebar culvert markers are a deep snow hazard.pdf
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