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

Dec 23, 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 today.  Icy conditions will continue to be dangerous.  Watch for falling branches around trees and for falling ice around buildings.

 

New:  Most City facilities are open today, although the situation at each location may change if conditions warrant closure or cancellation of activities.  As a precaution, please call ahead to confirm. Residents are advised to stay away from City parks due to 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 for residents who are without power as a place to stay warm and sleep. They will remain open until noon today.

 

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 now is to clear roadways and driveways.  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 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:

 

Library:

Churchill Meadows

 

Activity Centre:

Churchill Meadows

 

Pool:

Terry Fox (at Mississauga Valley CC)

 

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.  You can report a power outage at www.enersource.com/Pages/index.aspx

 

Natural Gas

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 .

 

Waterways

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.

 

Region of Peel Services

For information and updates about water services or waste collection, call the Region of Peel directly at 905-791-9499 or call 311 and press option 1.

 

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.

 

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Media Contact:

Ann Lehman-Allison

Senior Advisor, Corporate Communications

City of Mississauga

ann.lehman-allison@mississauga.ca

905-615-3200 ext. 3940






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