Huge snowfall has big impact on all services across Mississauga


Published January 17, 2022 at 12:51 pm

Roads and a wide range of services across Mississauga have been impacted by the huge snowstorm. (Photo: City of Mississauga, via Twitter)

Today’s heavy snowfall and potential blizzard is having an impact on a wide range of services across Mississauga.

Officials with Environment Canada and the City of Mississauga are urging people to stay home if they can do so.

Weather officials say heavy snow, strong winds and visibility reduced to nearly zero at times combine to make travelling conditions for today dangerous.

Snowfall amounts of between 40 and 60cm are expected in Mississauga and surrounding regions.

City winter maintenance officials tweeted early this afternoon that “crews are focused on keeping major roads clear so that emergency vehicles and transit can operate safely. Teams are out now to clear the MiWay bus stops.”

For those taking public transit buses to and from their destination, they should know that many MiWay routes are experiencing delays of up to one hour or longer.

“Plan ahead if you need to travel,” MiWay officials tweeted. “Due to inclement weather and deteriorating road conditions, we are now experiencing delays of up to an hour or more on some routes.”

Also, MiWay’s information and fares booth at the City Centre Transit Terminal is closed today.

The Region of Peel announced earlier today that all COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Mississauga and Brampton will be temporarily closed due to today’s extreme weather conditions “to ensure the safety of Peel residents.”

Clinics are expected to resume normal operations tomorrow morning.

Elsewhere, all Mississauga libraries are closed for the rest of the day. They had been open for pick-up only due to COVID-19 restrictions.

“Due dates and hold pick-up dates will be extended,” Mississauga Library officials said via Twitter, adding people looking to re-book a hold pickup appointment can visit the library online.

Meanwhile, major community centres across Mississauga will remain open for “limited essential use, including childcare, in accordance with provincial regulations,” officials say.

All City-run outdoor skating rinks, including Celebration Square, are closed until further notice, officials say.

Mississauga officials are urging people to stay off the roads, not only for their own safety, but also to allow snow plows to clear the streets.

“The city has received a significant amount of snow. Clean-up will take some time,” City officials tweeted this morning. “Crews have been working through the night to keep major roads clear.”

Mississauga crews also ask people to remove parked cars from streets to allow them to clear the roads properly.

Officials add that the clearing of priority sidewalks is well underway.

Also, the issuing of temporary parking permits has been suspended, and new ones will not be issued until further notice, the City says.

Last evening, the City of Mississauga announced on Twitter a “significant weather event declaration,” and subsequently put winter maintenance crews on extended clean-up efforts.

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