Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Winter Weather Advisory for Tuesday April 3rd

The City’s Director of Roads has provided the following update:

Environment Canada: Special Weather Statement in Effect.

Weather conditions

  •  Cloudy today with periods of snow or rain late this afternoon as most of Ontario is under a Colorado low pressure system. Forecasted accumulations overnight of 5cm+ but much of it will melt on contact. High plus 4C and low 0C. Winds E 20 km/h today.
  • Wednesday April 4, 2018 mixed precipitation with rain, snow and a risk of freezing rain as the low pressure system moves out of the area by mid-day. High plus 5C, falling to 0C in the afternoon and a low of minus 12C overnight. Winds E 20 km/h, gusting to 40-60 km/h.

City preparations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and caution as roads and sidewalks and may become slippery, please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event.

  • Staff will deploy plowing and salting resources as accumulations begin on the priority roads, sidewalks and winter cycling networks. We have 24 hour coverage for plowing and salting of the transportation network. 
  • Roads will be wet and slushy for the Wednesday morning commute with some possible standing water. Local residential roads maybe be snow/slush covered.
  • 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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