Weather event expected to develop Thursday, continue into weekend

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is declaring a Significant Weather Event as a result of a winter storm watch issued by Environment Canada for Sault Ste. Marie. 
According to Environment Canada, heavy snow (total possible amounts of 15 to 25 cm) is expected to begin Thursday evening or Friday morning, continuing into Saturday. Snow may accumulate quickly and visibility could be significantly reduced at times, with the potential of rain mixing with snow throughout Friday.
Public Works crews will work diligently, but during the event 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 will continue to monitor the weather and patrol the roadways/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.
Transit Services reminds customers to expect delays because of heavy snowfall.
Updates will be posted to the City’s website and social media sites as required. Thank you for your cooperation.

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