1st snowfall of 2014/15 winter

Staff memo. We have had our first snow flurries of the 2014/15 season this morning. Our Road Patrol is reporting road temperatures at +2C causing the snow‎ to melt on impact. As a result there is no winter control snow clearing/de-icing action being taken at this time. Road Patrol will continue to monitor the conditions. If temperatures drop, PW Dept is prepared to apply de-icing material to bridge decks and arterial/collector highways (streets).

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Ice Storm Assistance Program

Staff memo. As directed by Council at its meeting of June 9, 2014, a submission was made earlier today to the Province of Ontario’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing providing an Expression of Interest (EOI) to seek compensation for net of budget municipal expenditures (including Guelph Hydro) under the province’s Ice Storm Assistance Program relating to the December 22, 2013 Ice Storm. Included in this submission was a signed attestation from the CFO, completed expression of interest forms provided by the province and other […]

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City Sports Fields

Staff memo. Due to excessive rainfall amounts received over the past few days, the City’s sports fields and ball diamonds will remain closed throughout the weekend and including Monday, May 5. Although the rain has helped to remove any remaining frost in the ground it has also left the fields and diamonds saturated—making it difficult for our staff to complete grooming operations already underway. On Monday, staff will reassess the condition of the playing fields to determine whether or not […]

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Storm cleanup almost complete

Press release. Brush cleanup is progressing well, with everything north of College Avenue completed. Forestry operations are divided into nine zones across the city. The first eight zones are complete. Areas remaining include everything south of College Avenue. Crews are clearing the boulevards of brush by working through the zones sequentially. The City expects brush cleanup work will be complete by mid-May, weather permitting. The brush cleanup involves the removal and chipping of branches dropped from trees as a result […]

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Rain expected to turn into snow for Guelph’s morning commute

Press release. The forecast for Guelph is calling for up to 14 mm of rain for Monday and into the early hours of Tuesday morning. Overnight the rain is expected to turn into snow, with accumulations of up to 13 cm by 11 a.m. tomorrow. City crews are readying plows and equipment in preparation for the snow event and will respond as needed. Staff are also inspecting and clearing stormwater drains in advance of the expected rainfall and continued thaw. […]

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No Flood Watch – Guelph Area – 13/14 April

Staff memo. Please be advised that staff in Public Works are monitoring Flood Warnings and Watches being issued by the Grand River Conservation Authority. Media is reporting flooding in the West Montrose area of the Grand River system. There are no specific Flood Warnings or Watches for the river systems (Eramosa and Speed Rivers) running through Guelph at this time. That being said, normal high flow rates (typical of this time of year) are being noted, but there have been […]

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Ice Storm Brush Clean-up – Update

Staff memo. As you know, the Public Works team is still busy cleaning up after the severe weather we’ve experienced since the ice storm of December 22nd, 2013. So far, we’ve cleared three of the nine zones across the City. The attached map shows where we stand today, and an updated version will be posted as part of the City’s next scheduled ice storm cleanup bulletin. Crews will continue picking up all fallen branches from the City’s parks, curbs and […]

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Winter Control Update – Friday March 21st, 2014

Staff memo. As at 2.00 pm – Friday March 21st, 2014 The forecast for tonight and into tomorrow is calling for freezing rain to begin at midnight and to continue into morning with possible snow accumulations of up to 1.5 cm. Snow and rain conditions are expected to end by 9.00 am tomorrow morning. Temperatures are expected to rise slowly overnight starting at 10.00 pm from around 0 C degrees to + 2 C degrees, ending midday Saturday when temperatures […]

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Residential plow out scheduled for this evening

City crews are busy tending to the snow which has fallen in Guelph over the last 12 hours. The current forecast shows the majority of the snow activity will end between 6 and 7 p.m. tonight. Crews are currently using plows to clear main and secondary roads. Once the snow stops falling crews will begin to apply salt/sand material to treat roads. The City has reached the Council-approved 10 cm snow accumulation threshold and will be doing a city wide […]

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