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Significant Weather Event

Media Release
February 28, 2020
Immediate Release

Petawawa, ON – The Significant Weather Event impacting travel and services in the Town of Petawawa has ended.  We thank all residents for their patience and cooperation during this weather related event.  The standard timeline for road and sidewalk winter maintenance has recommenced.

Winter parking restrictions have also returned to normal and are as follows:

  • No on-street parking from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.;
  • No on-street parking when accumulated snowfall exceeds or is expected to exceed 5 cm; and
  • No on-street parking during any snow removal or clearing operations.

Garbage and recycling pick-up service has also returned to its usual routine.

For further information, contact:
Chris Mantha, Manager of Public Works
Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2301

Media Release
February 26, 2020
For Immediate Release

Petawawa, ON – In response to a winter storm warning in effect in our area, the Corporation of the Town of Petawawa has declared a Significant Weather Event that will impact travel and services throughout the municipality.  This declaration is made pursuant to Ontario Regulation 239/02, Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

This declaration of a significant weather event isn’t notice of a reduced level of service or of a road closure.  It is to notify the public that due to the current or forecasted conditions, caution is to be observed when travelling on roads and sidewalks maintained by the Town of Petawawa.  It may take longer than usual to bring the roads and sidewalks back to optimal conditions.  When the declaration is cancelled, the standard timeline for road and sidewalk winter maintenance will begin.

Winter parking restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the significant weather event; meaning, no on-street parking is allowed.  Offending vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Garbage and recycling pick-up service may also be affected and may take longer to be completed due to the winter storm.  Residents are advised to place garbage containers, recycling and green bins five (5) feet back from the curb or pavement edge in the driveway to permit proper snow removal and to avoid damage to collection containers.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA WARNING IN EFFECT:  Winter storm expected tonight into Thursday with 20 to 40 cm of snow.  Light snow is expected to develop this morning and become heavy late in the day.  Heavy snow will then continue through tonight into Thursday morning before tapering to flurries late Thursday.  Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are likely by late in the day Thursday.  Locally higher amounts in excess of 40 cm are possible.  Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone.  Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.  

Environment Canada Winter Storm Warning

For further information, contact:
Chris Mantha, Manager of Public Works
Phone: 613-687-5536 ext. 2301