We are working on plowing primary and secondary routes as this winter storm passes through Guelph. We will monitor snow accumulation until a plow out is required where we will begin to plow residential streets.
The storm is expected to last for a few days We appreciate your patience as we work to clear the city.
Service requests for roads and sidewalks
Our plows need time to complete their routes before turning their attention to spots we may have missed. Please give us 24 hours for roads and 72 hours for sidewalks, before submitting a service request.
Park crews are plowing and applying sand and salt to our winter-maintained trails.
Ice and snow 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.
Waste collection and Public drop off
Waste collection will continue as normal. Please place carts one foot back from the curb to allow plows to clear the road. If we are unable to pick up your garbage today, it will be picked up tomorrow.
Public drop off on Dunlop Drive is open.
Guelph Transit buses are running today, but may be delayed due to weather. Follow Guelph Transit on Twitter @guelphtransit for updates.
Recreation programs and facilities
All drop-in programs are running at West End Community Centre and Victoria Road Recreation Centre. All programs at Centennial Pool are cancelled as of 1 p.m. today. Some drop-in program cancellations at Evergreen Seniors Community Centre. All Learn to Skate lessons (WECC) and swimming lessons at VRRC and WECC are cancelled. Swimming lessons have been rescheduled to March 19. Participants are being notified for registered programs that are cancelled.
All recreation facilities are open. Please call 519-837-5699 if you have any questions.
Guelph Civic Museum is closing early for the day at 3 p.m.
River Run Centre
The River Run box office is open until 5 p.m. Events will continue as planned until further notice. Please call River Run Centre to check for cancellations at 519-763-3000.
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.
For more information
Doug Godfrey, General Manager
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2520