City Crews Respond to Numerous Tree Calls Due to Ice Storm

City of Windsor Forestry crews are very busy with calls related to tree damage from last night’s Colorado low ice storm event.

As of 9:30 this morning, there were over 200 calls to the 311 Customer Contact Centre asking for Forestry support. The significant call volume could mean increased wait time for callers, so the 311 Mobile App or 311 Online are also options.

Forestry is prioritizing calls by tackling any broken limbs or downed trees posing danger or affecting right-of-ways, and once those initial calls are dealt with, the longer process of getting to non-emergency calls will take place.

Windsor Fire and Rescue Services has also responded to numerous calls for downed power lines overnight and reminds residents to avoid downed power lines and be vigilant when walking; avoid walking under overhead tree limbs if possible. Natural areas where tree coverage is substantial should be avoided until temperatures warm up and the ice coverage is melted.

ENWIN crews are busy restoring power where there are outages, and City Operations staff are working on returning traffic signals to regular function. If you come upon a flashing red or non-functioning traffic light, treat it as a four-way stop and proceed with caution when clear.

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