In response to a freezing rain warning currently in effect in the area, Brantford and Brant have declared a significant weather event that will impact programs, services and travel throughout the city today.
The public should be aware that the condition of roads, bike lanes and sidewalks will continue to deteriorate to a poor condition due to the significant weather event, and it may take longer than usual to restore the county’s city’s normal standard of service to treat roads, sidewalks and bike lanes.
When the declaration is cancelled, the municipalities will address maintenance issues according to our regular standards for maintenance. Motorists should check road and weather conditions before going out and refrain from unnecessary travel if road and sidewalk conditions remain poor.
The operational services crews are continuing to work diligently to restore the roads to a safe condition as soon as possible.
Brantford City Hall is open today as is the city’s customer contact centre at 519-759-4150.
For information on how to prepare for a winter storm, visit: http://www.brant.ca/emergencyplanning. The County’s website offers winter storm preparedness information, links to an interactive road condition map and a checklist for your car and home emergency kit.
For a list of Parks and Recreational programming closures, please visit Parks and Rec Facebook and Parks and Rec Twitter as well as the WGSC Facebook and WGSC Twitter accounts for updates.
To ensure the community’s safety during the significant weather event, the following City services will be disrupted:
BRANTFORD TRANSIT and BRANTFORD LIFT
Brantford Transit is operating though due to poor road conditions, passengers can expect extreme delays to service.
Brantford Lift service is suspended until further notice.
GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION
Garbage and recycling collections for the remainder of the week will occur one day later than normally scheduled from Thursday to Saturday as follows;
· Collections for Wednesday, February 6, will occur on Thursday, February 7
· Collections for Thursday, February 7, will occur on Friday February 8
· Collections for Friday, February 8, will occur on Saturday, February
Residents that have set out garbage and/or recyclable materials for pick up on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 may leave items at curbside for collection on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
Environment Canada Warning in effect
The freezing rain is expected to persist for much of the day before changing to freezing drizzle this evening. Travel throughout the day will be impacted by these conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots are likely to become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your travel plans with changing road conditions. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break and utility outages may occur.
Freezing drizzle is expected to continue tonight and into Thursday morning.