Extreme Weather Alert in Effect for Mississauga All Weekend Long

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It's not secret that the weather outside is frightful (it's never too late for a Christmas reference), so residents are reminded to dress warm and be especially careful around waterways.

The City of Mississauga recently reminded residents that a flood outlook and extreme cold alert are currently in effect for Mississauga.

The inclement weather is expected to last all weekend.

The city says extreme cold temperatures are expected to last through Sunday.

In addition to the dropping temperatures, freezing rain followed by snow is expected throughout the weekend.

The city is also reminding residents that water levels along the Credit River have increased approximately 40 cm at some locations due to the warm weather and rainfall over the last few days.

"This increase in water levels is approaching the threshold for ice break up," the city says. "Ice break up may lead to some flooding associated with ice jams."

Based on historical records, ice jams could develop at the following locations in the region’s watershed:

  • Cheltenham
  • Terra Cotta
  • Glen Williams
  • Churchville
  • Meadowvale
  • Streetsville Memorial Park
  • Erindale Park

Since extreme cold is expected, residents are asked to stay indoors as much as possible and wear multiple layers of loose fitting clothes (including a hat, scarf and mittens) and cover up as much exposed skin as possible.

People without shelter can access a community centre.

Residents are required by city bylaws to ensure pets are not left outside in the cold, so be sure to keep your pets indoors.

Photo courtesy of @me.idris

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