December 25, 2022
Please be advised that this Significant Weather Event has now ended.
December 22, 2022
For Immediate Release
McNab/Braeside, Ontario – In response to a winter storm warning in effect in our area, the Corporation of the Township of McNab/Braeside has declared a Significant Weather Event that will impact travel and services throughout the municipality. This declaration is made pursuant to Ontario Regulation 239/02, Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.
This declaration of a significant weather event isn’t notice of a reduced level of service or of a road closure. It is to notify the public that due to the current or forecasted conditions, caution is to be observed when travelling on roads maintained by the Township of McNab/Braeside. It may take longer than usual to bring the roads back to optimal conditions. When the declaration is cancelled, the standard timeline for road winter maintenance will begin.
Winter parking restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the significant weather event; meaning, no on-street parking is allowed. Offending vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
Please ensure you have removed empty garbage and recycling containers from the end of your driveway to avoid damage to collection containers.
A notice will follow once the Significant Weather Event declaration has ended.
ENVIRONMENT CANADA WARNING IN EFFECT:
Major winter storm tonight through Saturday. Hazards: Snow, heavy at times, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm by Friday afternoon. Reduced visibility in heavy snow and local blowing snow. Discussion: Snow, heavy at times, is expected to begin this evening. As a cold front pushes through the area on Friday afternoon, rapidly falling temperatures and wind gusts to 70 km/h will result in local blowing snow. Snow and local blowing snow will persist into Saturday. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.