Significant weather expected

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has declared a significant weather event with respect to a sudden flash freeze. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Sault Ste. Marie and area with 5 to 10 cm of snowfall expected Wednesday with local blowing snow. Temperatures are expected to drop from above freezing to below freezing within a few hours. During the transition from rain to snow, there may be a brief period of freezing rain and ice pellets. Hazardous road conditions may be possible.
Public Works work diligently during weather events, but it may take longer than normal to ensure public safety and that the roadways, sidewalks, and transit bus stops meet normal maintenance standards. Public Works monitors the weather and patrols the roadways to deploy all available crews to address any snow and ice accumulation. During a winter event, all roads and sidewalks maintained by the city are considered to be in a “state of repair”. 
Motorists should drive according to the conditions and allow space for heavy equipment operators to clear and sand roadways safely and efficiently. The parking by-law remains in effect with motorists not permitted to park on city streets during the winter months between midnight and 6 a.m. however, during a weather event, motorists should not park on City streets or impede sidewalks during the day to assist in the efficiency of snow removal.
Transit Services reminds customers there may be delays. 
Updates will be posted to the City’s website and social media sites as required. 
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