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Helsinki braces for snowy winter

Published : 04 Jan 2021, 20:33

Updated : 05 Jan 2021, 08:17

  DF Report

City of Helsinki press release photo.

Winters in Helsinki vary, as snowless and record-breaking snowy winters take turns unpredictably.

However, Helsinki is well-prepared for snow, said the City of Helsinki in a bulletin.

The city’s own service producer, Stara, and private contractors are on standby to keep the streets open.

Winter maintenance is carried out in Helsinki by Stara and four private contractors. An essential part of the winter maintenance of streets is treatment to prevent ice formation, which will commence when needed.

Road surfaces can become slippery in low-lying places, wooden decks or close to the sea, for example, even before the temperature drops below zero.