Media Advisory - Significant Weather Event Declared – Friday November 18, 2022

Posted on Friday November 18, 2022

Due to the severity of the current weather conditions and the impact on the city’s road and sidewalk infrastructure, the City of Owen Sound has declared a Significant Weather Event that will remain in effect until further notice.

 

The declaration of a significant weather event is not a notice of a reduced level of service or 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 City. It may take longer than usual to bring the roads back to optimal conditions.

 

Only essential travel is advised. Travel on municipal roads and sidewalks maintained by the City of Owen Sound require extra caution during a declared Significant Weather Event. All municipal streets and sidewalks are in a “state of repair” until an end to the significant weather event is announced. 

 

Please use caution and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination.

 

For more information, please contact Matt Prentice at 519-376-4440 Ext 3224 or email to mprentice@owensound.ca.

Quick Facts:

 

  • The declaration of a significant weather event is not a notice of a reduced level of service or a road closure.
  • Public Works staff work 24/7 on three shifts throughout winter control to ensure public safety
  • Average annual snowfall in Owen Sound is 330.4 cm (130.1 inches); the most in Ontario
  • If you would like further information regarding the City of Owen Sound’s Winter Maintenance program.
  • For further information on current and forecasted weather conditions, please visit the Environment Canada, the Weather Network or if you require community and social services assistance call 211.
  • For the safety of everyone, the City of Owen Sound would also like to remind the community not to push snow from their driveways onto the road.
  • Never drive on a road that has been “closed” by the local authorities due to weather, in the City, or anywhere else.

 

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