Dec 22, 2013
The City of Mississauga is working as quickly as possible to address the damage from fallen trees and issues resulting from the recent ice storm. Residents are asked to be careful if heading out this evening or tomorrow morning. Icy conditions will continue to be dangerous. Watch for falling branches around trees and for falling ice around buildings.
New: Lake Wabukayne Park is closed due to hydro lines down across pathways, as well as icy conditions and falling tree branches.
Warming Centres Open at Civic Centre and Meadowvale Community Centre
Locations: 300 City Centre Drive and 6655 Glen Erin Drive
Warming Centres are open this evening for residents who are without power as a place to stay warm and sleep. They will remain open until noon tomorrow.
Fallen Trees and Tree Limbs
There are a significant number of fallen trees and tree limbs down throughout the city. Crews are working as quickly as possible. The focus right now is on priority roads and routes to allow for emergency access. Residents are asked to please be safe and stay clear of fallen trees, limbs and power lines. Find out more about the City’s urban forestry program at http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/urbanforestry.
Reporting Damage - 311
Residents are asked to call 311 to report damage to or fallen City trees. Residents can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to report incidents of non-emergencies regarding City-owned trees on public property.
Due to intermittent power outages, residents are asked to please call ahead to ensure facilities are open and operating.
The following facilities are closed:
Benares Historic House
Leslie Log House
Terry Fox (at Mississauga Valley CC)
You can find information on power outages at www.enersource.com or by calling 905-273-9050. Please be aware that they are experiencing a high volume of calls. You can report a power outage at www.enersource.com/Pages/index.aspx
Call Enbridge Gas Distribution if you smell gas or to report an emergency such as a damaged pipe or meter visit www.enbridgegas.com/footer/customer-service-updates.aspx. If you need a natural gas appliance to be relit after power is restored, please contact a heating contractor. You can find service providers online at www.enbridgegas.com/contact-us/index.aspx.
The Credit Valley Conservation Authority is urging caution around waterways due to icy conditions and potential flooding. Call 905-670-1615 to report a flood; afterhours, call 1-800-215-8505. Visit www.creditvalleyca.ca for more information.
Information and Updates
We will continue to post updates on our website (www.mississauga.ca), Twitter and Facebook. For general emergency information and for information on how to find out about the storm’s effects on other communities in the GTA and Ontario, visit www.ontario.ca/law-and-safety/emergency-information.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications
City of Mississauga