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Brantford Declares Significant Weather Event: closures, delays

In response to a freezing rain warning currently in effect in our area, the City has declared a Significant Weather Event that will impact programs, services and travel throughout the city today. The public should be aware that the condition of roads, bike lanes and sidewalks will continue to deteriorate to a poor condition due

In response to a freezing rain warning currently in effect in our area, the City has declared a Significant Weather Event that will impact programs, services and travel throughout the city today.

The public should be aware that the condition of roads, bike lanes and sidewalks will continue to deteriorate to a poor condition due to the significant weather event, and it may take longer than usual to restore the City’s normal standard of service to treat roads, sidewalks and bike lanes.

When the declaration is cancelled, the City will address maintenance issues according to our regular standards for maintenance. Motorists should check road and weather conditions before going out and refrain from unnecessary travel if road and sidewalk conditions remain poor.

The City’s Operational Services crews are continuing to work diligently to restore the roads to a safe condition as soon as possible.

Brantford City Hall is open today as is the City’s Customer Contact Centre: 519-759-4150.

For a list of Parks and Recreational programming closures, please visit Parks and Rec Facebook and Parks and Rec Twitter as well as the WGSC Facebook and WGSC Twitter accounts for updates.

To ensure the community’s safety during the significant weather event, the following City services will be disrupted:

BRANTFORD TRANSIT and BRANTFORD LIFT

Brantford Transit is operating though due to poor road conditions, passengers can expect extreme delays to service.

Brantford Lift service is suspended until further notice.

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION

Garbage and recycling collections for the remainder of the week will occur one day later than normally scheduled from Thursday to Saturday as follows;

· Collections for Wednesday, February 6th, will occur on Thursday, February 7th
· Collections for Thursday, February 7th, will occur on Friday February 8st
· Collections for Friday, February 8th, will occur on Saturday, February 9th

Residents that have set out garbage and/or recyclable materials for pick up on Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 may leave items at curbside for collection on Thursday, February 7th, 2019.

Environment Canada Warning in effect

The freezing rain is expected to persist for much of the day before changing to freezing drizzle this evening. Travel throughout the day will be impacted by these conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots are likely to become icy and slippery. Be prepared to adjust your travel plans with changing road conditions. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break and utility outages may occur.

Freezing drizzle is expected to continue tonight and into Thursday morning.

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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