City Deals with Frigid Temperatures and High Winds

The City of Windsor continues to deal with the winter weather moving through the region. While snow accumulation amounts have been on the lower end of what was forecasted, high winds can create blowing or drifting snow and reduced visibility for motorists. As well, the sudden drop in temperatures has created icy conditions in some areas. For that reason, city crews are applying salt in all areas of the city, including residential neighbourhoods.

Motorists are asked to be patient when travelling behind a plow and give operators plenty of room. Following too close to a snowplow can lead to poor visibility, and vehicles risk being hit by thrown snow, salt or rocks.

A reminder to residents and property owners that clearing of sidewalks abutting their property is their responsibility. Please be sure to remove snow completely from your sidewalk to ensure that people with mobility issues are able to pass through freely. As well, under the Highway Traffic Act and City of Windsor by-laws, residents are prohibited from shovelling snow back onto the street while clearing sidewalks and driveways, as this creates unsafe road conditions for motorists. All sidewalks in commercial areas are to be cleared within four hours after the snowfall ends and within twelve hours in residential areas.

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Just a reminder, the City’s Snow Angels volunteer snow removal program is still looking for volunteers.