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Be careful and be prepared for freezing rain

Posted on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Environment Canada has issued a freezing rain warning for Grey-Bruce.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, sidewalks and parking lots can become icy and slippery. Please exercise extra caution when traveling on city roads and sidewalks during this time.

The City of Owen Sound reminds residents of the importance of families and individuals being prepared for weather events by having an emergency kit and monitoring vulnerable families and neighbors.

A basic emergency kit should include the following items:

  • Water – 4 liters per person, per day (2 liters for drinking and 2 liters for sanitation and food preparation)
  • Non-perishable foods i.e. canned foods, dried foods, energy bars
  • Manual can opener
  • Hand-cranked or battery-operated radio and flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Additional house and car keys
  • Collect small denominations and change
  • Change of clothes
  • Emergency blanket or sleeping bag
  • Special items such as prescription drugs, infant formula, etc.
  • Be sure to charge your electronics before the storm hits

For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.owensound.ca/emergencyplanning.

For more information, please contact Tim Simmonds, City Manager at 519-376-4440 ext. 1210 or by email at [email protected]

Fast facts:

  • Public Works staff are working 24/7, on three shifts throughout winter control to ensure public safety
  • If you would like more information about the City of Owensound’s winter maintenance program, visit www.owensound.ca/planforsnow.
  • For more information on current and forecast weather conditions, please visit Environment Canada, The Weather Network, or if you need help from Community and Social Services, call 211.
  • Never drive on a road that has been “closed” by local authorities due to weather conditions, in the city or elsewhere.

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02-22-2022 Media Advisory – Be careful and be prepared for freezing rain