Update from the City’s Director of Roads:
Environment Canada: A Special Weather Statement and Flash Freeze Warning in Effect
- Periods of rain continue through this morning accumulations 5-7mm. Rain changing to wintry mix between 1-3pm followed by snow through the evening and overnight, accumulations 5-10cm. High plus 10C, temperatures dip to plus 2C by 12 noon and minus -7C by 5pm. Winds NW 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h by noon.
- Saturday January 13, 2018 snow predicted to end by mid morning, accumulations 2cm. High minus 15C, low minus 26C and wind chill minus 28C. Winds NW 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h with possible local blowing snow.
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become icy and slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event. The afternoon commute is certain to be impacted as a result of the rain/snow mix and the quick drop in temperatures, roads and sidewalks may ice up quickly.
- We will deploy combo units to plow, salt/sand/grit on priority roads, deploy units on sidewalks, bus stops and winter cycling networks as the temperatures dip below the freezing mark later today.
- Roads and sidewalks are bare and wet this morning. Ice build up on the edge of the streets and curb lines will be slippery. Expect localized ponding in low lying areas.
- City staff continue to proactively open catch basin’s for drainage purposes. We also have staff monitoring for potholes and will activate pothole crews as necessary.
- We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.
We will continue to provide operational updates as weather conditions change.