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Ice Storm Update: 5:10 p.m. - City of Mississauga Operations

Dec 22, 2013

The City of Mississauga is working as quickly as possible to address the damage, fallen trees and issues resulting from the recent ice storm.

New: Warming Centres Open at Civic Centre and Meadowvale Community Centre
Locations: 300 City Centre Drive and 6655 Glen Erin Drive
Warming Centres will be open this evening for residents who are without power as a place to stay warm.

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.

Reporting Damage  - 311
Residents are asked to call 311 to report damage to or fallen City trees. Please be patient as operators are experiencing a very high volume of calls. Residents can also email urban.forestry@mississauga.ca to report incidents of non-emergencies regarding City-owned trees on public property. 

Facilities
Due to intermittent power outages, residents are asked to please call ahead to ensure facilities are open and operating.

The following facilities are closed:

Libraries: Churchill Meadows
Port Credit
Burnhamthorpe
Lakeview
Streetsville
Erin Meadows
Frank McKechnie
Port Credit
Cooksville

Museums:
Benares Historic House
Bradley Museum
Leslie Log House

Arenas:    Port Credit

Community Centres:
Huron Park
Erin Meadows

Pool:   Cawthra

Power Outages
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.

Information and Updates
We will continue to post updates on our website (www.mississauga.ca), Twitter and Facebook.

Residents are asked to please take extreme caution if venturing out today.

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.

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Media Contact:
Laurel Schut
Supervisor, Public Relations
City of Mississauga
laurel.schut@mississauga.ca
905-399-1972

 






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