Ice Storm Warning from Windsor Fire and Rescue and Storm Impact Update from Forestry and 311

Windsor Fire and Rescue is warning property owners and occupants who have been without power due to last night’s ice storm to double-check their homes for anything left on prior to the outage.

Burners, heaters and other appliances that may have been on when the power failed could turn back on when power is restored by ENWIN, and some items could create a fire hazard. 

The ice storm brought in by the Colorado low system downed trees, branches and power lines, resulting in Windsor Fire and Rescue Services responding to 230 emergency calls.

In addition to the emergency calls fielded by Fire, the 311 Customer Contact Centre has received over 600 service requests via calls, 311 Online and the 311 Mobile App.

Forestry continues to prioritize service requests by addressing the most serious requests such as broken limbs or downed trees posing danger or affecting right-of-ways, and they anticipate having the priority service requests dealt with by end of day Friday. Once those initial service requests are addressed, the longer process of non-emergency service requests will take place. This may take up to 10 days.

The City of Windsor Operations Department reminds drivers that any intersections where lights are flashing red or not functioning must be treated as four-way stops. 

Residents are asked to check the newsroom or the City’s Facebook or Twitter pages for more updates in the days ahead on additional clean-up efforts and supports.

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