CENTRAL SAANICH, Canada — You know that’s not street legal, eh?
A Canadian farmer fed up with snow covered roads near his house, took matters into his own hands, using a Zamboni to help clear the street.
Cops in Central Saanich, British Columbia ended up pulling the man over, as Zamboni’s aren’t really meant for clearing roads, but rather for resurfacing ice rinks.
The Victoria Times Colonist reported that while a Zamboni will do just fine for clearing the top layer of snow off the street, it leaves behind a flattened layer underneath that could become a lethal ice rink for motorists if the temperature were to dip low enough.
“He saw the snow hadn’t been cleared there and he was trying to clear the snow,” Central Saanich Sgt. Paul Brailey said. “I think his intentions were good, I think he was trying to make a difference.”
A road crew was called in soon after to properly clear the road, police said. Recent heavy snow in British Columbia had slowed efforts to clear smaller roads.
The driver, who had bought the Zamboni used for about $230 (C$300), was escorted by cops back to his farm with the vehicle.