KINGSTON ON – The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement today.
The rainfall amounts forecast for overnight and tomorrow morning range from 20 to 35 mm, accompanied by warm temperatures tomorrow. Creek levels have already risen due to recent rainfall and snow melt. The forecast amounts have the potential to cause stream flows to rise rapidly and nuisance flooding in low areas close to stream banks is possible, if the higher rainfall amounts arrive.
Widespread flooding is NOT expected at this time.
Rising creek and lake levels have the potential to further weaken creek and lake ice that is already unstable and weak. The potential exists for ice chunks to be carried downstream and collect on obstructions (culverts, bridges, etc.), potentially causing localized flooding.
Local residents are reminded to stay off the ice and away from the unstable creek banks.
CRCA staff will continue to monitor conditions and forecasts, and update our messaging to suit.
This statement is valid until: Monday, February 8, 2016
The Town of Gananqoue snowplows are big, difficult to drive and work continuously during snowfalls to clear nearly 76km of road .
Road Plowing : Target Hours are as follows;
Arterial – 4hrs – Major Arterial and Collector Roads, such as King and Stone (Class 3 as per Minimum Maintenance Standards require 12 hrs snow, 8 hrs ice)
Secondary – 6 hrs – Secondary Collector Roads, such as Charles, William, Herbert and Garden (Class 4 as per Minimum Maintenance Standards require 16 hrs snow, 12 hrs ice)
Residential – 16hrs – Local Residential and other low volume roads (Class 5 as per Minimum Maintenance Standards require 24 hrs snow, 16 hrs ice)
2 sidewalk plows with approximately 55km of sidewalk. Arterial and Secondary Roads are our first priorities followed by the remaining sidewalks focusing on efficiency. We start plowing before 2.5cm of accumulation or within 6 hrs after an event.
*Target number of hours to have centre of the roadway clear following the end of the snowfall
Download the info: Winter Plowing
- Be patient and keep a safe distance from plows. When travelling behind a plow, leave at least three car lengths of distance between you and the plow.
- Do not drive beside a plow and NEVER pass a plow.
- If a plow is approaching from the opposite direction, shift to the right of your lane to give some extra leeway. Plows need to clear the centre of the road too.
- If you are on a multiple lane road (such as the 401) and there is a line of plows working, do not attempt to pass. Be patient and follow the plows at a safe distance.
- Pedestrians: if you see a snowplow, assume the driver has not seen you and move off the sidewalk into a yard where you can be seen.
- Parents: children should be reminded not to play on, or build forts, in roadside snowbanks and to not approach a plow, even if it has stopped.
Dog Tags are available at Town Hall and Pet Valu. Tags are $15.00 until February 29, 2016 and $25.00 as of March 1, 2016. Please ensure that your information is up to date.
Friday January 8th public skating that was scheduled 8 - 9:30 has been cancelled .. There is Junior C game that start time 8:10pm !
Just a reminder that overnight parking is in effect. No overnight parking on streets, Town parking lots from 1:00 am to 7:00 am. Reminder to residents to not park or ensure your vehicle does not overhang over the sidewalks as this interferes with the snow cleaning of sidewalks.
If your car is towed contact http://uniquetowing.ca/