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Significant Weather Event Has Ended

Media Release
For Immediate Release
December 27, 2022

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.

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


Media Release
For Immediate Release
December 22, 2022


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 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:


Hazards: Snow, heavy at times, with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm by Friday evening. Snow squalls are expected to develop Friday night for some locations and continue until Sunday morning. Reduced visibility in heavy snow and local blowing snow. Wind chill values approaching minus 20. 


Timing: Snow beginning this evening and then tapering off to flurries late Friday. Snow may continue until Sunday morning for areas that receive snow squalls. Local blowing snow developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday. Very cold wind chill values will develop late Friday and persist into the weekend.


Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. 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

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