Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Winter Weather Advisory Nov 18 & 19

Winter Weather Advisory – update from the City’s Manager of Roads:
 
Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch is in effect
 
Weather conditions
 
• Tonight low -8C, winds ESE at 10-15km/h gusting to 20.
• Saturday Nov 18 a mix of light snow and freezing drizzle is expected to begin early 8-10 am and remain through to the afternoon with a risk of freezing rain or rain (5-10mm) through the evening transitioning to snow overnight into Sunday morning tapering to flurries in the afternoon/evening (snow accumulations 10-15cm)
• Saturday a high of 0C/low-1C sustained ESE winds 15-20 km/h gusting to 30. Sunday a high of 0C/low -11C sustained NW winds 20 km/h gusting to 40
 
City preparations
 
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become slippery. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
 
• We are prepared to salt & plow the priority road and sidewalk network
• We will deploy plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.
• A residential plow deployment and or an overnight parking ban will be determined as accumulations will trigger these initiatives

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