Significant Weather Event declared

Friday, March 31, 2023

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is experiencing a Significant Weather Event in the area with respect to hazardous snowfall accumulations. Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Sault Ste. Marie with peak snowfall rates of 5 to 10 cm.  Snow and ice pellet accumulations of 20 to 30 cm are possible. Reduced visibility due to heavy and blowing snow, freezing rain with ice accretion of 2 to 3 mm and strong wind gusts is possible. Conditions are expected this morning into late afternoon and winter storm conditions overnight tonight into Saturday afternoon. Motorists and pedestrians should expect hazardous winter conditions. 
Public Works crews are working diligently during the event, 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 continues to monitor the weather, patrol the roadways, and deploy all available crews to address any snow and ice accumulation.
During this time, all roads and sidewalks maintained by the City are considered to be in a “state of repair” until further notice. Drivers and pedestrians should use an appropriate level of caution when travelling during this event. 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 winter event, motorists are also asked to not park on city streets during the day. This will assist in the efficiency of maintaining the roads.
Updates will be posted to the City’s website and social media sites as required. Thank you for your cooperation.

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