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City preparing for the day's mash-up of weather

Crews will be dispatched at 3 a.m. to proactively fight the flash freeze/rain/ice/snow
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NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF BARRIE
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Roads, Parks and Fleet staff are currently monitoring radar and other weather reports. We have equipment available to address ponding issues (covered over catch basins), should the need arise.

Preparations are planned based on the current weather forecast for tomorrow. Crews will be dispatched at 3 a.m. to proactively fight the flash freeze/rain/ice/snow.

Priority roads

Arterial roads are bare wet and there is no planned action at this point.

Secondary roads

City plows were dispatched at 4 a.m. to address slushy conditions – they are nearing completion.

Priority sidewalks

Priority sidewalks were dispatched yesterday (Jan 10), at 3 p.m. to plow and sand. They completed operations at 1 a.m. today (Jan 11)

Secondary sidewalks

Residential sidewalks were dispatched at 4 a.m. to plow and sand, they will continue operations until 4 p.m.

Reminder: Overnight Parking By-law

As per the Overnight Parking By-law, on-street parking is not permitted from 3–6 a.m. within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and on other city streets from 12:01–7 a.m., Dec. 1 through March 31. This ensures the city can completely clear streets of snow and that large emergency vehicles can get down the street. 

For up-to-date information on Winter Control and to see service level standards, visit here.

 The city's levels of winter control service meet or exceed the Provincial Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

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