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City declares “significant weather event” deploying all resources available

KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes has declared a “significant weather event” and has deployed all resources to clear the roads.

“Due to the amount of snowfall, ice and wind expected over the next 24 hours, the municipality has made arrangements to ensure all available resources are deployed to clear the roads.” said a press release from the City.

Officials are asking residents to plan to stay home over the next 25 hours whenever possible.

“Due to regulatory requriements outlining limits for hours of work, there will be a period of time overnight and into the morning that roads will be very difficult to travel on. It can take up to 12 hours to treat all 2700 kilometres of roads in Kawartha Lakes. Drifing snow can cause recently cleared roads to become difficult to navigate very quickly.  Please plan to stay at home wherever possible, or if you must travel please allow extra time and drive with extreme caution,” commented Bryan Robinson, Director of Public Works.

And they are asking residents to help out by considering:

Snow Clearing

  • We use a priority system for plowing roads/salting during a winter storm, with salting and plowing beginning on high-use roadways and then moving on to residential streets.
  • Vehicles parked on City streets while snow clearing is in operation may be ticketed and/or towed.
  • Pushing snow across roads and streets is not only a safety hazard, it is also against the law.

Driving

  • Please make way for snowplows. If you see salters or plows working, please give them space. Do not follow too closely or try to pass.

With travelling conditions expected to deteriorate quickly, be sure to plan ahead and give yourself extra time to reach your destination.

 

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