Guelph will see more snow tonight

Six centimetres expected by 10 a.m. tomorrow

Guelph, ON, February 17, 2014 – Starting at 11 p.m. tonight, Guelph is expecting about six centimetres of snowfall. Winds of up to 30 km/hour will also cause some blowing and drifting snow. City road crews are preparing all main routes, sidewalks and parking lots in the hopes of making tomorrow morning’s commute as safe as possible.

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians should use caution, leave themselves extra travel time, and look out for each other on the roads. Residential streets will only be plowed if more than 10 centimetres of snow falls overnight.

Residents are also reminded of the following winter weather tips:

  • Drive according to road conditions and pack an emergency car kit.
  • If possible, please move parked cars off the streets to make room for snow plows.
  • If you’re able, please help clear sidewalks, and help keep storm drains and catch basins clear.
  • Please keep fire hydrants clear of snow.
  • Where possible, please lower snow banks along driveways to increase safety for people backing vehicles out onto roadways.
  • Please place garbage carts/bags at the curb on the morning of collection rather than the night before (waste must be at the curb by 6:30 a.m.) and leave room for snow banks caused by plows. Please shovel a spot for your carts or bags, and do not place waste on top of snow banks.
  • Check to make sure your 72 hour emergency kit is ready and well stocked.
  • Use caution in parks and on trials.

The City’s winter maintenance service helps ensure community safety every day, and in the event of extreme weather.

The City will continue to provide updates to the community, and invites people to subscribe to updates using Twitter or Facebook.

For more information

Rodney Keller
General Manager
Public Works
519-822-1260 extension 2949