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City declares significant weather event, overnight plowing operation planned

The advisory is in effect until further notice
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Public works has declared a significant weather event in Timmins. 

"When a significant weather event has been declared, the standard for addressing ice and snow accumulation is to continue to monitor the weather and, if deemed practicable by the municipality, deploy resources to address ice and snow accumulation on roadways and sidewalks," reads the City of Timmins notice

The advisory is effective immediately and remains in effect until further notice. 

According to the city, public works is planning a city-wide snow plowing operation starting at midnight. 

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

To reduce the risk of waste and recycling pickup disruption, the city is also asking people to not place carts out for curbside collection until 7:30 a.m.

A snowfall warning is in effect for Timmins and the surrounding area, with 15 to 25 centimetres of snow expected.

Matheson OPP are investigating a fatal crash that happened this morning on Highway 11 and are urging people to avoid unnecessary travel.

A number of roads in the region are closed due to the weather and collisions, programs are also being affected by the storm.


Maija Hoggett

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