City of Greater Sudbury prepares for rising temperatures

Mar 11, 2015

Crews have been inspecting catch basins in known trouble spots to ensure they are open and ready to handle any run-off. Flood-prone areas will be closely monitored.

Citizens can help by clearing snow and ice from catch basins near their homes to carry rainwater and snowmelt away from properties and streets.

Because temperatures drop at night, icy conditions continue to be a factor for driving conditions. Sand and salt will be applied to roads as necessary, in accordance with the City’s winter control plan. Motorists are reminded todrive according to weather and road conditions.

The freeze-thaw cycle will also create additional potholes and ruts on local roads. Crews are currently out working to clear the slush on streets and driveway entrances.

Motorists can lessen the chances of damage to their vehicles by reducing speed, maintaining optimum tire pressure, and by keeping the steering wheel straight and avoiding sudden braking when encountering a pothole. City crews are repairing potholes as weather conditions allow.

Flooding and potholes can be reported to the City of Greater Sudbury by dialing 3-1-1. Because of the higher-than-normal call volume, we thank you for your patience while we work to answer your call as quickly as possible.