Submitted Media Release

The City of Brantford is anticipating significant snowfall amounts overnight through tomorrow Saturday, January 18, 2020. Drivers, please use extreme caution while operating your vehicles to ensure you get to your destination safely. Parking your vehicle in driveways, both during the day and overnight will greatly improve the ability to provide effective snow removal operations. Please stay well back from snow removal equipment and give these operators the room need to safely perform their difficult task.

Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected and may transition over to periods of rain late tomorrow. Strong winds gusting up to 60 km/h may also create areas of local blowing snow. As a result of these conditions, we suggest that residents minimize or eliminate their walking and driving activities overnight and into tomorrow. This will allow staff and contracted services time to respond to the conditions.

Again we strongly encourage residents to please park their vehicles off the street whenever possible during the event. This will allow City plow trucks to service roadways, sidewalks and bicycle lanes more effectively, especially in residential areas. In addition, we advise that when residents are shovelling their sidewalks that they place snow in the same direction that the plow travels. In general, that will be to the right of the driveway when looking out the front door of the home.