Mayor’s Statement – Ice Storm
Dec 22, 2013
The City is continuing to deal with the effects of the ice storm that began yesterday evening. I’d like to thank residents who have cooperated and stayed off the roads. Please continue to take extreme caution if you are out in the city.
All City staff have been on the job throughout this event to ensure the safety of our citizens. Forestry crews will continue to attend to priority areas where trees are blocking access to roadways and proving to be unsafe. Their priority is to ensure roads accessible to emergency vehicles. It will take time to remove fallen tree debris on the streets so please be patient.
Use extreme caution around trees as branches will continue to break unexpectedly.
The City has warming centres at the Civic Centre (300 City Centre Drive) and the Meadowvale Community Centre (6655 Glen Erin Dr.) available for those who may not have heat. They are open overnight until tomorrow noon.
We will be cleaning up from this storm for some time. I’d like to ask for your patience as we work to restore power and City services that have been disrupted. Please visit our website at www.mississauga.ca or follow us on Twitter for updates or contact our 3-1-1 Citizen Contact Centre.HAZEL McCALLION, C.M., LL.D. Mayor
City of Mississauga
|Ice Storm Update: 10 p.m. – City of Mississauga Operations
Dec 22, 2013
The City of Mississauga is working as quickly as possible to address the damage from fallen trees and issues resulting from the recent ice storm. Residents are asked to be careful if heading out this evening or tomorrow morning. Icy conditions will continue to be dangerous. Watch for falling branches around trees and for falling ice around buildings.
New: Lake Wabukayne Park is closed due to hydro lines down across pathways, as well as icy conditions and falling tree branches.
Warming Centres Open at Civic Centre and Meadowvale Community Centre
Fallen Trees and Tree Limbs
Reporting Damage – 311
You can find information on power outages at www.enersource.com or by calling 905-273-9050. Please be aware that they are experiencing a high volume of calls. You can report a power outage at www.enersource.com/Pages/index.aspx
Call Enbridge Gas Distribution if you smell gas or to report an emergency such as a damaged pipe or meter visit www.enbridgegas.com/footer/customer-service-updates.aspx. If you need a natural gas appliance to be relit after power is restored, please contact a heating contractor. You can find service providers online at www.enbridgegas.com/contact-us/index.aspx.
The Credit Valley Conservation Authority is urging caution around waterways due to icy conditions and potential flooding. Call 905-670-1615 to report a flood; afterhours, call 1-800-215-8505. Visit www.creditvalleyca.ca for more information.
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