Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Update on surface operations from the Director of Roads, Feb 14

Below is an update on surface operations by the City’s Director of Roads:
 
Environment Canada: No Alerts in Effect.
 
Weather conditions
 
• Periods of drizzle with a risk of freezing drizzle early in the morning beginning around 5am as temps transition to above freezing along with fog patches. The forecast is calling for trace amounts of ice accretion. Flurries mixed with drizzle through the remainder of the morning and afternoon as temps rise through the day. Chance of showers and flurries late evening and overnight. High plus 5C, low 1minus, winds SW 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h in the morning than light in the afternoon.
• Friday February 16, cloudy with flurries and clearing overnight. High minus 2C, low minus 14C. Winds NW 20 km/h.
 
City preparations
 
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become slippery and please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
 
• Plowing and salting equipment will be been deployed from the onset of the freezing drizzle on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks.
• Residents can expect the morning commute to be affected as a result of the freezing drizzle arriving over Ottawa just as the Thursday morning drive to work begins.
• We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.
 
Environment Canada: No Alerts in Effect.
 
Weather conditions
 
• Periods of drizzle with a risk of freezing drizzle early in the morning beginning around 5am as temps transition to above freezing along with fog patches. The forecast is calling for trace amounts of ice accretion. Flurries mixed with drizzle through the remainder of the morning and afternoon as temps rise through the day. Chance of showers and flurries late evening and overnight. High plus 5C, low 1minus, winds SW 20 km/h gusting to 40 km/h in the morning than light in the afternoon.
• Friday February 16, cloudy with flurries and clearing overnight. High minus 2C, low minus 14C. Winds NW 20 km/h.
 
City preparations
 
Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks may become slippery and please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts. Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.
 
• Plowing and salting equipment will be been deployed from the onset of the freezing drizzle on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks.
• Residents can expect the morning commute to be affected as a result of the freezing drizzle arriving over Ottawa just as the Thursday morning drive to work begins.
• We will deploy salting/sanding and plowing resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change.

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