Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are expected by tonight (Tuesday, January 10). Local blowing snow is also possible as winds increase through the day. The snow will likely change over to rain tonight as temperatures rise above the freezing mark. Brief freezing rain is possible in some areas during the changeover from snow to rain.
Winds are expected to continue to increase tonight with gusts to 70 km/h likely.
Due to these expected weather conditions, residents can expect to see a lot of heavy, wet snow at the end of their driveways tomorrow morning (Wednesday, January 11).
Salt trucks were out at 4 a.m. and priority plows were called in at 7 a.m. Maintenance continues throughout the day.
Residential snow plows began daytime plowing operations at 8 a.m. Residential plows will return to the routes beginning at midnight tonight, as needed.
Contract sidewalk machines were out at 4:30 a.m. to scrape and sand
Sidewalk Machines have been out since 4 a.m. Plowing and sanding will continue until 4 p.m.
Reminder: Overnight Parking By-law
As per the Overnight Parking By-law, on-street parking is not permitted from 3–6am within the Downtown Business Improvement Area, and on other City streets from 12:01–7am, December 1st through March 31st. This ensures the City can completely clear streets of snow and that large emergency vehicles can get down the street.
For up-to-date information on Winter Control and to see service level standards, visit www.barrie.ca/snow.