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City asks people to avoid driving, declares significant weather event

City-wide snowplowing operation starts at midnight

If you don't have to be out on the road, the City of Timmins is asking you not to be. 

A significant weather event is in effect for today (April 3) as of 4 p.m. 

"We are anticipating delays in the plowing of some city streets and roads along with most city sidewalks," reads the city notice.

"We are asking residents to avoid driving, if at all possible, for their own safety during this event. We also remind residents not to block or plug sidewalks when clearing their own driveways."

A snowfall warning is in effect for Timmins, Cochrane and Iroquois Falls. 

Environment Canada says that there could be nearly 15 centimetres of snow, along with reduced visibility and heavy snow. The snow is expected to continue into Thursday morning.

The City of Timmins is planning an overnight city-wide snow plowing operation that will start at midnight.

"Crews will be deployed to plow city streets, rural roads, laneways and parking lots across the city. Some areas may not be plowed overnight and will be plowed during the daytime hours," reads the news release.

It's also important to remember that the winter parking ban is still in effect and that on-street parking is not allowed from 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.