Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Winter weather advisory March 15th and Roads Services preparations

From Director of Roads Services:

Environment Canada Special Weather Statement is still in effect

Weather conditions 

  • Snow continues to fall over the City and will remain steady through the early afternoon, where flurries continue into the evening.   
  • 15 – 20 cm of snow accumulation is reported in various areas of the City. We expect another 5 cm before the storm departs the area this evening.
  • Heavy winds continue to affect road conditions throughout the City causing blowing snow and visibility issues.

Forecasted conditions

  • Snow will persist through mid day today and with flurries into the early evening. The afternoon commute will be snow covered and slippery.
  • Temperature today: High -6C today, low tonight -14C with a wind chill of -22C.
  • Winds from the northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h causing blowing snow, local drifting, visibility concerns which will persist through Thursday.

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution through the remainder of this snow event.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • A residential street plow run commenced this morning, staff are monitoring and will deploy other resources into residential streets as they become available.
  • We continue to plow and salt the priority road and sidewalk network and have night shift staff scheduled for 7pm to continue plowing and salting the road and sidewalk network.
  • We have deployed all plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network, dead ends, cul de sacs, bus stops, and activated signals.
  • The afternoon commute will be affected as we can expect snow covered conditions this afternoon with the lingering snow/flurries and windy conditions.
  • Clean up of snow windrows left behind by road plowing, private contractors on all sidewalks, intersections and site lines will continue through Thursday and Friday as part of the regular cleanup process from a large event.

We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change and the event progresses.

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