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Town of Aylmer Declares a Significant Weather Event

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December 24, 2022 at 10:50 AM EST

Aylmer – In response to a Winter Storm event in effect in our region, the Town of Aylmer has declared a Significant Weather Event that is impacting travel and services throughout the Town. This declaration is made pursuant to Ontario Regulation 239/02, Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

Drivers and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution when navigating snow covered roads and sidewalks. Municipal staff continue to monitor road and weather conditions and will deploy resources where possible to ensure public safety.

ENVIRONMENT CANADA WARNING IN EFFECT: Major winter storm expected Friday into Saturday. Wind gusts of 90 to 100 km/h creating widespread blowing snow which will significantly reduce visibility. Snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm by Friday night. Wind chill values into the minus 20s. Flash freeze producing icy and slippery surfaces.  Damaging winds developing Friday morning and continuing into Saturday. Snow and extensive blowing snow developing Friday morning and continuing into Saturday. Very cold wind chills are expected to develop Friday and persist into the weekend. Flash freeze possible Friday morning. Precipitation is expected to begin as rain or snow late this afternoon or early this evening before transitioning to rain for many areas tonight. Temperatures are expected to plummet on Friday morning leading to a potential flash freeze. Rapidly falling temperatures will be accompanied by damaging winds, snow at times heavy, and widespread blowing snow. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm is expected before the snow tapers off to flurries Saturday morning.Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to 
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