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Farmers in Lethbridge County asked to wash mud off equipment

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Lethbridge County is asking farmers to prevent tracking mud onto County roads and highways.

Fall harvest is still underway and fields are now very wet after last week’s record snowfall.

The County says excessive mud on roads causes an uneven driving surface and increases the potential for collisions.

Farmers are asked to wash equipment prior to using County roads to minimize the mud impact. Those caught dropping piles of mud can face a fine.

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Lethbridge County also offers the option for haulers to apply for a Tracking Permit at the County’s Picture Butte office. If approved, the permit holder is issued mud tracking signage and responsible for removing the mud from the road after hauling is complete.

Road users are asked to report instances of mud tracking on roads to the Lethbridge County Community Peace Officer at (403) 634-0755.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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