Machines keep snow at bay

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MEADOWHALL bosses hope they’ll have snow problem coping with bad weather this winter.

The shopping centre has bought three top-of-the range snowblowers from Honda, to help ensure the building can stay open for shoppers during this winter’s snowfalls.

Meadowhall centre director Darren Pearce said: “Christmas is our busiest time of the year and our priority is to make sure the centre is safe for visitors to access, and that adverse weather conditions do not force us to close during this demanding period.”

The snowblowers are capable of shifting up to 50 tonnes of snow per hour, and will allow large areas of packed snow on paths and car parks to be cleared safely and quickly. In ideal conditions, they can blast the snow between 14 to 16 metres from the machine.