It was not a typical January for Winkler Public Works.

City Manager Jody Penner said the warm weather meant crews had to stay on top of drainage, an issue they don't usually deal with this time of year.

Penner said staff will continue to monitor the city's drains to ensure the water keeps moving through the system as it should. 

With less snow this year, staff have not had to undertake the typical "snow ditching" to open up drainage, he added.

The unusual temperatures have also increased instances of freeze/thaw cycles.

Penner says that will require additional attention when it comes to potholes forming on Winkler streets.