Brampton - The City of Brampton is experiencing a severe weather situation. Emergency Crews are currently responding to incidents across the City. During this time residents are instructed to stay inside. Residents that need to travel are asked to exercise extreme caution, slow down and leave extra time to arrive at their destination.
Hydro One Brampton is also reporting various power outages throughout the city that are mainly associated with falling tree limbs. Areas within the city that have mature trees are more heavily impacted. In order to deal with the increase in customer power outages, Hydro One Brampton has called in additional crews to assist in the restoration efforts. Due to the number of outages, and the expected continuation of the storm, restoration efforts will to be ongoing until after the storm subsides. Hydro One Brampton’s emergency line is 905-840-6300 ext. 7250
Priority at this time is clearing roadways and restoring power. Once that has been achieved, crews will begin work on driveways and parking lots at City Facilities. Fallen trees will not be taken away at this time. Branches and debris removal will be assessed once the magnitude of the damage from the storm is known.
Residents also need to be advised of the following; Downed Trees and Wires
- There are downed trees and wires across the City. Residents are encouraged to avoid them and to contact Emergency Services by calling 911 if the situation is dangerous.
- As a result of downed trees and wires City streets may be closed and working to get streets opened for emergency response is the priority. Emergency Services, HydroOne Brampton and City crews are working to clear other areas as quickly as possible.
- Falling trees and branches continue to pose a significant risk. Everyone, especially children, should stay a safe distance from all trees.
- When approaching intersections where traffic lights are not working please treat the area as a four-way stop and obey police officers that are on scene. City of Brampton Parks
- Out of concern for citizen safety, the City of Brampton has closed all parks. Residents are asked to stay clear out of parks, as this will be a secondary response once street hazards have been addressed.
- Residents are encouraged to avoid City trails and pathways until they have been cleared of ice and fallen branches. Warming Centres
- The City of Brampton has established a warming centre at Jim Archdekin Recreation Centre, located at 292 Conestoga Drive.
- Other warming centres will be established if needed. Updates and Information
- Snow and road condition updates can be found on-line at www.brampton.ca/snow
- Residents can also get updates by following @CityBrampton, @BramptonSnow and @BEMOPrepared on Twitter.