PUBLIC NOTICE February 12, 2019
Winter Storm – City Services Update
In response to the winter storm currently moving through our area, the City’s Operational Services crews are active in full winter control salting and plowing operations on all red, blue, and green routes and sidewalks, in priority, that will continue throughout the day and evening.
Hazardous winter conditions are expected. A winter storm with a combination of 10 to 20 cm snow, ice pellets and freezing rain is expected today into tonight.
We strongly encourage residents to minimize or eliminate their walking and driving activities as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to snow and freezing rain. This will allow City staff and contracted services time to respond to the conditions. We also ask residents to please park their vehicles off the street whenever possible during the event to allow our combination trucks to service roadways more effectively.
SERVICE DELAYS, DISRUPTIONS, CANCELLATIONS
Brantford City Hall is open today as is the City’s Customer Contact Centre: 519-759-4150.
Parks and Trails
To ensure the community’s safety, the public is strongly urged to avoid parks and trails, where many surfaces remain slippery and unsafe.
- Beckett Adult Leisure Centre – Closed. All programs cancelled.
- Brantford Civic Centre – Adult Shinny at noon cancelled.
- TB Costain – activities cancelled – Daycare Closed
- Branlyn Community Centre – activities cancelled
- Doug Snooks Eagle Place – activities cancelled
- Woodman Community Centre – activities cancelled
- Shellard’s Neighbourhood – All programs cancelled today.
While the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre facility is open, the following programs and activities are impacted today as follows:
- Swim lessons until 4:00 p.m.
- Kid Care cancelled (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
- 9:00 a.m. Strollerfit (registered program) cancelled
- 10:15 a.m. Yoga cancelled
- 10:30 a.m. Aquafit cancelled
- 1:00 p.m. Safe Zone cancelled
- 1:15 p.m. Aqua Yoga cancelled
For an updated list of Parks and Recreational programming closures including evening activities, please visit Parks and Rec Facebook and Parks and Rec Twitter as well as the WGSC Facebook and WGSC Twitter accounts for updates.
Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift
- Brantford Transit is operating though passengers can expect delays
- Brantford Lift service is suspended today and this evening.
Emergency shelter is available to any individual who needs it through the City of Brantford’s homelessness programs. Those requiring shelter, or members of the public encountering individuals who need emergency shelter, should contact the Social Services Support Centre by phone at 519-759-7009 or in person at 220 Colborne Street, Brantford. The Support Centre is the best option for assistance, offering access to a range of shelter solutions. Citizens can also reach out to shelters directly to inquire about availability. For support or assistance after hours, contact the Salvation Army at 519-753-4193.
Emergency Shelters and Contact Information
- Salvation Army (single men aged 18+), 519-753-4193
- Rosewood House (single men and women, aged 18+), 519-750-1547
- Nova Vita (homeless women/children), 519-752-4357
- Youth Resource Centre (Male and female youth aged 15-19), 519-758-9644
Environment Canada Freezing Rain Warning in effect
Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for our area. Travel throughout the day may 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.