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City preparing for inclement weather

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February 2, 2016 - The City’s Public Works staff are actively monitoring weather patterns and road conditions following a freezing rain warning by Environment Canada.

The national weather agency issued the statement early this morning noting a few hours of freezing rain tonight is possible.

The weather event is forecast to begin as snow and ice pellets before quickly changing to freezing rain, and then to rain after midnight.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Motorists are encouraged to adjust their driving with changing road conditions.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

“We are encouraging residents to stay home and off area roads this evening and overnight if at all possible due to the possibility of freezing rain developing,” said Oliver Vigelius, West Maintenance Area manager. “If you must travel please reduce your speed and increase your following distance.”

Staff is actively preparing for the event and will be responding in accordance with the City’s approved level of service for winter control.

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For more information please contact:

Oliver Vigelius
Manager, West Maintenance Area (Lindsay) and Capital Projects
705-324-9411 Ext. 1175
ovigelius@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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