WINTER STORM WARNING
CITY SNOW REMOVAL SERVICE LEVELS WILL BE AFFECTED
Environment Canada has now issued a Winter Storm Warning for Mississauga and most of Ontario. The warning indicates the following:
Winter storm with a combination of 15 to 25 cm snow and ice pellets, possible freezing rain, and strong winds expected Tuesday and Tuesday night. Snow and blowing snow began early Tuesday morning. Strong easterly winds of 40 gusting to 70 km/h will cause reduced visibility in blowing snow. Stronger wind gusts up to 80 km/h are possible near the shores of Lake Ontario. Visibilities should improve during the afternoon as the precipitation changes to a mix of snow and ice pellets in the afternoon. Easterly winds should remain rather gusty. Total snowfall and ice pellet amounts of 15 to 25 cm are possible before ending Wednesday. There is also a risk of freezing rain.
This weather is associated with a Colorado low that will cross Southern Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.
The City’s weather consultant provider shows a total of up to 30 cm of snow and ice pellets for the event that may not end until Wednesday afternoon.
Staff have put a plan in place and salters have been out since 4:00 am to ensure some salt is on the roads prior to the morning rush hour. Staff will be meeting regularly and monitoring the storm throughout the day to ensure all resources are deployed to affected residential routes, bus stops and sidewalks.
This will be a long and extended event, we ask for your patience and drive according to the conditions. City crews will be working hard over the next few days to get everyone through this event safely.
As indicated above, with the Winter Storm Warning issued by Environment Canada, and in accordance with the Province’s Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways, Mississauga was declared a Significant Weather Event effective Monday, February 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm.
Please exercise appropriate caution when travelling on city roads, bicycle lanes and sidewalks as service levels may take longer to complete.
Please visit mississauga.ca/snow for updates.