Newmarket continues to
manage weather conditions
Newmarket, Ontario, April 19, 2018 - With warmer weather forecasted over the next few days, residents are reminded to take extra caution around all bodies of water as the milder temperatures will result in melting snow and ice into our lakes and streams.
The combination of slippery and unstable banks and cold-water temperatures will create hazardous conditions close to any river, stream or other bodies of water. Parents are also advised to communicate this important safety message to their children.
Since the severe weather event experienced over the past weekend, Town of Newmarket crews have been proactive in cleaning catch basins, monitoring and managing flood areas and clearing and salting sidewalks, trails and roads throughout Town.
To date, the Town has completed all primary roads and sidewalks and the majority of secondary roads and sidewalks. The Town continues to clear/salt secondary roads with a focus on cul-de-sacs and wide elbow streets. Please expect delays as crews are completing roads at a slower rate in order to minimize the damage done to residents’ property and our equipment.
The Town will be scaling back on salting/plowing operations for secondary sidewalks. The aftermath of the freezing rain, in addition to the aggressive freeze and thaw cycle, have presented challenges for our equipment, health and safety concerns for our operators and increased damage to residents’ property (sod damage).
If your sod was damaged during sidewalk snow clearing operations, please give the Town of Newmarket a call at 905-895-5193. Your address will be placed on the Town’s sod repair list. Damaged sod will be repaired in late spring/early summer.
For more information on sidewalk clearing in Newmarket, visit newmarket.ca/sidewalksnowclearing. For more information on snow clearing operations on roads, visit newmarket.ca/snowfaq
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Corporate Communications, Town of Newmarket
Phone: 905-953-5300 ext. 2040