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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Plows Tackle Heavy Grey Bruce Snowfall

Owen Sound | by Claire McCormack  

Environment Canada warns more snow is coming & driving conditions could turn nasty.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Grey Bruce today and drivers may need to use extra patience when it comes to snow removal.

15 cms of snow is expected to fall today (Mon) and tonight. There is also a possibility of freezing drizzle overnight (Mon) and early tomorrow morning (Tues).

According to forecasters, higher amounts are possible closer to the Great Lakes.

They say there will likely be a significant impact on driving conditions this evening and Tuesday morning. Environment Canada is warning people to be ready for deteriorating travel conditions.

This past weekend, the City of Owen Sound as well as Grey and Bruce counties  issued a notice of a "Significant Weather Event," which warns people that plows may not get to some roads as quickly as they normally would.

Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy says "there's a plan for when you get a huge dump of snow like we had over the weekend. It's hard to keep up with. They'll do the hills, then they'll do the major arteries and then they'll eventually work into your neighbourhood."

Boddy says plow operators work incredibly hard to clear roads when there's a heavy snowfall, "They know what they're doing," says Boddy, "They know where to put down the salt. They know what patterns to be most efficient with those trucks, snowplows and sidewalk plows and they will get there."

A live-updated list of road conditions from plow operators can be found HERE

 

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