Freezing rain warning in effect for City of Cambridge; residents reminded to keep safety top of mind

Posted on Wednesday February 06, 2019

Update - 2019-02-06 - 3:45 p.m. 

The John Dolson Centre, WG Johnson Centre and all arenas are open tonight (Feb. 6) running regular programming, with some exceptions. Participants in any registered classes that have been cancelled will be notified directly. Please call the specific centre for more information if needed.

The Cambridge Centre for the Arts and the Older Adult Centres will be closed this evening with all programs cancelled.

Update - 2019-02-06 - 9:15 a.m.

All of our facilities are open for drop-in programs but all registered programs are cancelled until 4pm. We will continue to review throughout the day for any evening closures/cancellations.

Update - 2019-02-06 - 9 a.m.

Environment Canada continues to issue a freezing rain warning for Cambridge. The freezing rain could persist for much of the day before changing to freezing drizzle this evening. Freezing drizzle is expected to continue tonight and into Thursday morning.

City of Cambridge salt trucks are salting primary roads as needed. The Cambridge Fire Department and the City’s Emergency Management Team continue to monitor the situation closely.

The City wishes to remind residents to keep safety top of mind. With ice and raising water levels, please stay back from all watercourses, use extreme caution when walking in icy weather and stay back from ice-laden trees.  Should driving conditions become hazardous, residents are urged to adjust driving plans accordingly.  

See below for some tips on how you can prepare in the event of an ice storm:

  • Check where your car is parked. Make sure it is not under power lines or a tree which can be brought down by ice. Use your garage if you have one or park in a clear area.
  • Bring your ice clearing tools inside. Make sure the ice doesn't keep you out of your vehicle by bringing your ice scraper, jumper cables, lock de-icer, etc. inside the house before the ice starts.
  • Re-stock or put together your emergency kit. Make sure you have extra batteries, chargers, and flashlights in case of power outages.

Find more information on preparing for a potential ice storm here

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