Update on operations from the City’s Director of Roads:
Environment Canada: Freezing Rain Warning in Effect and A Special Weather Statement in Effect
• Periods of light patchy drizzle this morning with foggy conditions and showers through the day. Accumulations of drizzle 1-3mm. High +7C, temperatures steady tonight +7C into Friday morning, winds SW 20 km/h gusting to 30 km/h.
• Friday January 12, 2018 showers changing to snow mid afternoon, risk of freezing rain in the afternoon as temperatures fall to minus 4C with snow developing in the afternoon. High + 6C and a low minus 12C.
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become icy and slippery and please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
• We have deployed combo units to plow, salt/sand/grit on roads, deployed units on sidewalks, bus stops and winter cycling networks as ice accretions builds on snow covered areas.
• Priority roads and priority sidewalks will be bare and wet with possible slippery sections in sheltered areas, some ponding areas in low lying areas and intersections. We will be actively applying sand/grit on residential streets, sidewalks and scarifying gravel roads.
• City staff proactively opening catch basin’s and opening trouble spots for ponding areas with the above freezing temperatures and rain accumulation.
• We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.