Residents within the City of Hamilton's so-called "flooding hotspots" are breathing a sigh of relief.
The city's manager of road operations says that a lack of rainfall has eased fears of widespread flooding as the 32 centimetres of snow that fell last Friday according to Environment Canada starts to melt under milder temperatures.
Darrell Smith says that proactively sending crews into neighbourhoods of greatest concern for flooding to clear catch basins has also helped. Others crews are now into the process of snow removal.
As for the response to Friday's snow event, Smith adds that he's "proud and pleased".
When compared to Boxing Day, he says the results speak for "themselves".