01/11/2017 17:09 EST | Updated 01/12/2018 00:12 EST

Watch a time-lapse video of slippery St. John's streets

Icy sidewalks in St. John's have been a big topic of debate this winter. 

Councillor Danny Breen said this week that the city is doing the best it can, given recent freezing temperatures.

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But while large downtown streets like Duckworth Street and Water Street have now been cleared, sidewalks on many side-streets still remain icy. 

The CBC's Andrew Sampson decided to take a walk at lunchtime Wednesday to see the conditions for himself.

Watch his time-lapse video in the player above.