(Photo: Snowed in, February 2017. Photo by Barry Gray.)
It’s the middle of July, so of course the top thing on your mind right now must be snowplow driveway markers.
The City of Ottawa is running a consultation on “formalizing guidelines for snowplow driveway markers”. Most people have probably never given much thought to this issue and it’s kind of amazing how specific the rules get. Take a look at all the rules being proposed:
(via Ottawa Paramedics)
Paramedics responded to a call for pedestrian struck by a snowplough that occurred in the parking lot of a commercial shopping area on Stittsville Main. The Ottawa Paramedic Service Communications Centre received the call just before 9:30am today Continue reading
(Snow removal in Fairwinds. Photo by Hien Hoang.)
Forgive me for being cynical, but when you schedule a presentation about snowplow service during the first week of July, and only tell the public about it two days before the long weekend, my first thought is that you’re trying to bury some bad news.
That’s exactly what it looks like the City has done with a KPMG report scheduled to be tabled at a Transportation Committee meeting on Wednesday. Continue reading
(Photo via Hien Hoang, from his epic snow removal video.)
The City of Ottawa has changed its overnight parking restrictions in time for the upcoming winter.
Overnight parking restrictions can be put into effect in Ottawa anytime between Sunday, November 15, 2015 and Friday, April 1, 2016. These restrictions ensure that the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Continue reading
City councillor Shad Qadri provided the following update on snow clearing, from the City of Ottawa’s roads manager.
Heavy snow stopped at 5am with flurries continuing through until 11am this morning, we expect 2 cm this morning but the wind will make it look worse. We do expect fair skies with wind through the weekend with temperatures of -15 Celsius as a high. Continue reading