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January 16, 2022

January 16, 2022

After observing the weather warnings issues by Environment Canada, the Municipality of Centre Hastings is declaring a significant weather event in the municipality, as defined within the Minimum Maintenance Standards Regulation Ont. 239/02. During the significant weather event, the Municipality of Centre Hastings is advising motorists, pedestrians and residents to use extra caution as the municipality may not be able to meet its maintenance standards for roads, bike lanes, and sidewalks due to the heavy snowfall expected. The declaration will not change how or when the municipality performs its winter maintenance operations. However, it may take the municipality longer than usual to bring the roads and sidewalks back to a state of repair. Public safety is the municipality’s top priority. The Municipality of Centre Hastings will provide updates, when the significant weather event has ended.

Contact Public Works at 613-473-4030 if you have any issues or concerns during this significant weather event.

ALERTS IN EFFECT
Winter Storm Warning
Issued at 17:43 Sunday 16 January 2022

Winter storm conditions beginning tonight.

Hazards: Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 40 cm. Snow, at times heavy, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 cm per hour possible Monday morning, which could significantly reduce visibilities. Local blowing snow due to wind gusts of up to 60 km/h.

When: Tonight, through Monday evening.

Discussion: A low pressure system tracking south of the Great Lakes will bring significant snowfall to the region. Heavy snow will likely significantly impact Monday commutes. Local blowing snow is also possible Monday afternoon and evening with gusty northerly to northwesterly winds.

Impacts: Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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