Mississauga residents should prepare for an especially cold, snowy winter

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Published October 28, 2022 at 1:26 pm

Mississauga officials have lined up 180 snow plows and salt trucks, 46 plow loaders and 275 sidewalk/bus pad-clearing machines as they prepare for what they believe will be an especially cold and snowy winter.

Now, they’re urging city residents to get ready, too.

“The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy 2022-2023 winter season. You might believe it’s too early to start thinking about the snow, but just like putting snow tires on your car, planning before the snow falls is smart,” City of Mississauga officials said in a news release today (Oct. 28).

They add there are several things residents can do to get through the winter:

  • get a helping hand: for those who need it, they can sign up for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program, available to people aged 65 and older or those with disabilities. The program will provide clearing of windrows, the piles of snow that collect at the bottom of driveways after snow plows clear the road
  • be patient: “While our crews work around the clock, snow clearing activity takes time and is scheduled based on priorities. The City first clears priority roads for emergency vehicles and bus routes. After that, the City clears secondary roads and then tackles windrows. Snow clearing can take up to 36 hours after snowfall stops”
  • pitch in: be a good neighbour and make sure you clear your sidewalk and driveway of snow and ice as soon as possible after a snowfall
  • shovel safely: avoid injuries like heart stress caused by overexertion by warming up before heading out. Warming up can also help prevent muscle and back injuries. Also, dress for the weather to prevent hypothermia or frostbite

For more information, visit the City of Mississauga website or search Mississauga prepares for winter.

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