Over the past 24 hours staff have been planning, monitoring and responding to operational needs in response to snow, rain and melting conditions.
The following is a brief update from all major service areas involved in responding to the event.
Staff continue to treat the main roadways. Residential streets, hills and intersections are being treated with salt and will be complete by this afternoon. Local street conditions should improve significantly as the day progresses.
Blocked catch basins
are being cleared and the activity is being supported by operational staff from Waterworks and Wastewater and Parks. Staff continue to respond to localized conditions as they are reported.
Transit reported some delays this morning due to icy conditions but are now back on schedule.
Water and Wastewater:
Both services continue to monitor and have operational readiness to respond as per their Business Continuity Plan. Wastewater expects higher than normal flows and will go into storm flow protocols through the weekend. GRCA is being monitored for water level increases by Wastewater staff.
Updates on Corporate response to the storm are being shared throughout all media outlets. Staff are liaising with Guelph Hydro Communications staff to align and share messaging.
The Community Emergency Management Coordinator and Staff are monitoring the weather system and will continue to respond to the event with existing resources throughout weekend. Incident Management System Level 1 has been employed to coordinate our activity.