Update from the City’s Director of Roads:
Environment Canada: Freezing Rain Warning in Effect.
- Flurries or light snow this morning 5cm accumulation before changing to a mix of ice pellets and freezing rain (8pm) this evening and changing to straight freezing rain around midnight and through the overnight, ice accretion/accumulations forecasted by morning 8mm. High minus 3C and low minus 6C. Winds NE 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h.
- Tuesday January 23, 2018 freezing rain continues through 12 noon, ice accretion/accumulations 2mm changing to a mix of drizzle, showers and snow as temperatures warm up in the afternoon. High plus 4C and low minus 7C.
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks will become icy and slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
- This afternoons commute maybe affected as light snow/drizzle will continue to accumulate through the day. We anticipate the ice pellets and freezing rain will start around 8pm.
- The morning commute on Tuesday January 23, 2018 will be affected as we are expecting approx. 8 mm ice accretion/accumulation by 6am. Roads, sidewalks and bus stops will be ice covered and slippery.
- Combo units were deployed on the priority roads and sidewalks at the start of light accumulation Sunday evening.
- We will have all available equipment plowing, scraping, applying salt/sand on roads, sidewalks and bus stops on 24/7 through this freezing rain event.
- We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.