Power out in more than 750 Mississauga homes amid winter storm

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Published January 12, 2024 at 7:51 pm

Major snowfall affects evening commute most of southern Ontario

There are more than 750 homes in the dark tonight as a powerful winter storm rips across the GTA.

Alectra Energy announced the outage in 765 homes and businesses around Atwater Ave. and Alexandra Ave. The energy provider announced the outage shortly after 7 p.m. with an estimated repair of 8 p.m.

As of this writing, it is zero degrees in Mississauga, but it feels closer to minus eight thanks to the wind. On average the wind is whipping by at 40 km/h but is gusting up to 70 km/h during strong blasts. This has resulted in heavily blowing snow and reduced visibility.

These conditions led to the city’s announcement. Generally, the city expects snowplows to clear all roads within 36 hours, though the expectations are tiered based on the amount of snow. However during a “significant weather event,” that timeline is reset when the storm ends.

Plows will be out in force maintaining the roads throughout the evening, but the roads will not be cleared until at most 12 hours after the snow stops. However, major roads are addressed before residential streets. As such the city’s main thoroughfares will be cleaned off within 12 hours of the snow stopping. Mississauga tracks all its plows live.

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