Guelph, Ont., April 13, 2018 – We are prepared for the forecasted freezing rain expected this weekend. The following list will help you prepare too.
Roads and sidewalks
City crews will monitor the weather throughout the weekend and will apply salt and brine to the roads and sidewalks as needed. If you must drive, give yourself plenty of time to get around. You can follow our trucks at guelph.ca/snow.
Ice buildup can make trees heavy, causing branches to break and trees to fail. Even healthy trees that are structurally sound can fall under the weight of ice. Keep an eye on your private trees. Our forestry crews will be dealing with tree issues on City property, as they become known, and prioritized according to risk presented.
Please check storm drains near your property and clear them of debris such as leaves, sticks and garbage. This will allow storm water and ice melt to drain properly and prevent flooding.
Registrants are encouraged to call ahead before attending regularly scheduled programming. Please call 519-837-5699.
To report a concern with powerlines and outages, including a tree on a powerline, please contact Guelph Hydro at 519-822-3014. Follow @guelphhydro on Twitter for updates.
It’s a great idea to start gathering supplies and thinking about what your family will need for at least 72 hours during any emergency.
Call 911 for emergencies.
For more information
Terry Dooling, Manager
Roads and Right of Way, Operations
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3346
Deputy Chief, Guelph Fire Department
Manager, Administration and Emergency Preparedness
Community Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2127