City of Greater Sudbury Prepared for Potential Winter Storm

14-Apr-2018

With a special weather statement issued by Environment Canada calling for a winter storm beginning Sunday, City staff is prepared to respond.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for a winter storm event that could see the city receive significant snowfall between Sunday morning and Monday night, with the possibility of more accumulation than forecasted. There is also a chance that snow could be mixed with ice pellets, freezing rain and strong northeasterly winds on Sunday night.

Weather conditions are closely monitored by municipal staff around-the-clock, seven days-a-week, using a customized weather service, Ontario Ministry of Transportation highway reports, and data generated from local remote weather stations.

City and contractor crews are ready to address conditions. Staff regularly patrols municipal roads throughout the city to assess the need for plowing, sanding and salting. A chart outlining when crews are deployed, along with other information on winter operations, can be found at www.greatersudbury.ca/winter.

Please drive according to weather and road conditions and exercise caution around operating plows. Residents should consider delaying unnecessary travel during the storm.

Updates and information on City services during the snowstorm are shared via social media on Twitter (@greatersudbury) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/greatersudbury). Up-to-date weather information can be found on the Environment Canada website at www.weather.gc.ca.

The freezing rain forecast for the storm has the potential to result in power outages. For more information on being prepared for an emergency during a winter storm, visit www.greatersudbury.ca/winterstorm.