City of Hamilton
City prepares for storm - Updated: Saturday - 7:30 p.m.
Updated: Saturday, December 21 - 7:30 p.m.
The City of Hamilton is bracing for another winter storm. Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Hamilton with a major ice storm forecast for Saturday evening into Sunday morning.
As a result ice accumulation on trees and power lines could potentially create power outages and downed trees or tree limbs. Ice and freezing rain can also cause roads to become unsafe, so please take extra caution. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution and adjust travel plans accordingly. Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.
City crews have been monitoring roads and applying materials as required since 11 a.m. this morning. Residents are also asked if you have a catch basin/sewer grate near your property, ensure it is clear to prevent flooding or ice on the street.
During an ice storm, the public is reminded to:
- Make sure you are safe before assisting others
- Listen to the radio or television for information from authorities and follow their instructions
- Stay put until all is safe or you are ordered to evacuate
For more detailed safety information and what to prepare for, visit our website at: www.hamilton.ca/emergency. For any emergencies related to City services, call 905-546-CITY (2489). Our Contact Centre is open 24 hours a day.
To report a power outage or downed power line near you, call your hydro provider:
- Horizon Utilities 24-hour hotline: 905-522-6611
- Hydro One 24-hour hotline: 1-800-434-1235
For updates during an emergency event and other City of Hamilton information, please visit our website at www.hamilton.ca and follow us on Twitter at @CityofHamilton.
For inquiries regarding winter maintenance, call 905-546-CITY (2489) or e-mail email@example.com (during regular office hours).
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