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Snow contractor cites rising insurance costs for abrupt shutdown of company branches

About 1,500 customers left without snow removal services


January 24, 2020
By CBC News

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Longtime Metro Snow & Ice Management customer James Careless is among about 1,500 customers left without snow removal services due to the shutdown of two of the company's branches. James Careless photo

A 300 per cent increase in his insurance costs and other operational expenses has prompted an Ottawa snow contractor to immediately shut down two of his branches. Metro Snow & Ice Management will continue to operate a third branch, but the closure of the other two is leaving about 1,500 customers without snow removal services.

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