Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 30, 2015 – 3:00 pm

CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST
A new system approaches the region with periods of rain/snow mix developing into the late afternoon and lingering through to the evening before transitioning over to flurries for the overnight with no snow accumulation expected. Some moisture will linger across the region with the chance of flurries through Thursday and into Friday morning.

Snow Advisory as of 3:00pm December 30th 2015

Arterial Roads
Anti Icing scheduled to be deployed to hills and bridges 10:00pm est completion 2:00 am Dec 31

Collector Roads
No activity

Local Roads
No activity

Sidewalks
No activity

Bus Stops and Crosswalks
No activity

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
No activity

Senior Program
Manual Crews deployed 7:00am -3:00pm (completed for day)

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New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square

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December 30, 2015

New Year's Eve Celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square

The City of Toronto is proud to again produce this year's free New Year's Eve celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square, the largest outdoor skating and dance party in Toronto. Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong will count down the New Year, launching a midnight fireworks display choreographed to music.

Date: Thursday, December 31
Time: 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. (January 1)
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. West

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Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 30, 2015 – 8:00 am

CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST
Dry conditions then forecast through the early afternoon before another chance of flurries or light snow arrives in the late afternoon or early evening. It should only affect areas north of York Region though. Barrie could pick up 1 or 2 cm but it should be drier and too warm in the GTA to Niagara for any worries on the roads. Wednesday night looks quiet for all areas but lake effect snow showers will develop to the north and west of your region. It's just a 30% chance any lake effect flurries will make it into this region for Thursday. Generally it should be cloudy and dry with temperatures near freezing for New Year's Eve.

Snow Advisory as of 8:00am December 30th 2015

Arterial Roads
No activity

Collector Roads
No activity

Local Roads
No activity

Sidewalks
No activity

Bus Stops and Crosswalks
No activity

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
No activity

Senior Program
Manual Crews deployed 7:00am -3:00pm

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Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 29, 2015 – 3:30 pm

CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST
Light showers and mist is possible through the evening with temperatures above freezing. For tonight, sprinkles and maybe a few ice pellets here and there are possible through the overnight with temperatures around 0C to 1C. Any precipitation ends around sunrise with dry conditions then forecast through the afternoon before another chance of flurries or light snow arrives in the late afternoon or early evening. An isolated flurry is possible to continue Wednesday night. Right now very little if any accumulation is expected with temperatures around 0C. Wind gusts of 40-50 km/h is possible Wednesday night.

Snow Advisory as of 3:30pm December 29th 2015
Total accumulation 5 - 6 cm
District Communications center is CLOSED
Arterial Roads
Afternoon On street parking cleanup 4:00 - 6:00pm
Bikelane clean up 7:00pm - approx 11:00pm
Depot 5 (south of Eglinton) combination units to be deployed for plowing and salting operations on layby parking 12:00 am - 5:00am Dec 30th
Slushing comenced 9:00 am - approx 4:00pm (bus bays, centre, right and left turn lanes)
AM clean up 7:00am - 9:00am completed
3rd round salting completed 11:25pm - 1:30am
2nd round of salting completed approx10:00pm
1st round of salting completed approx. 8:00pm

Collector Roads
2nd Round salting completed approx 10:15 - 1:30 am
1st round salting completed approx 10:15 pm

Local Roads
Salting commenced 10:00pm Heavy setting with prewetting. completed approx 9:00am Dec 29th

Sidewalks
Sidewalks tractors plowing and salting all sidewalk levels completed approx 3:00pm

Bus Stops and Crosswalks
Manual salting commenced 1:00am completed approx 3:00pm

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
2nd round salting and plowing 11:25pm - 1:25 am completed
Salters deployed 6:00 - 7:00 - Completed

Senior Program
Manual Crews scheduled to be deployed 7:00am Dec 30th

 

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Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 29, 2015 – 9:15 am

CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST
It took a while but the warmer air has quickly moved in from the GTA to Niagara. It's still below freezing though north of Newmarket. Temperatures are all above freezing now and it's just raining now. 3-6 mm of rain is expected for the daytime today with highs ranging from 6C in Niagara to 3C in Barrie. Winds though noticeably lighter now from peaking over 80 km/h last night.

Dry conditions are expected by mid-afternoon through the overnight with lows around freezing and still quiet into midday Wednesday. It looks like more wet flurries are on the way for late in the day Wednesday. It's early to say for sure but there could be 1 or 2 cm of accumulation into midnight if it gets cold enough, but right now we think temperatures will be around 1 or 2C during this time.

Snow Advisory as of 9:15 am December 29th 2015
Total accumulation 5 - 6 cm
District Communications center is OPEN
Arterial Roads
Slushing commenced 9:00 am - approx 2:00pm (bus bays, centre, right and left turn lanes)
AM clean up 7:00am - 9:00am completed
3rd round salting completed 11:25pm - 1:30am
2nd round of salting completed approx10:00pm
1st round of salting completed approx. 8:00pm

Collector Roads
2nd Round salting completed approx 10:15 - 1:30 am
1st round salting completed approx 10:15 pm

Local Roads
Salting commenced 10:00pm Heavy setting with prewetting. completed approx 9:00am Dec 29th

Sidewalks
Sidewalks tractors plowing and salting all sidewalk levels Estimated completion 2:00pm

Bus Stops and Crosswalks
Manual salting commenced 1:00am

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
2nd round salting and plowing 11:25pm - 1:25 am
Salters deployed 6:00 - 7:00 - Completed

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Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 29, 2015 – 8:00 am

CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST
It took a while but the warmer air has quickly moved in from the GTA to Niagara. It's still below freezing though north of Newmarket. Temperatures are all above freezing now and it's just raining now. 3-6 mm of rain is expected for the daytime today with highs ranging from 6C in Niagara to 3C in Barrie. Winds though noticeably lighter now from peaking over 80 km/h last night.

Dry conditions are expected by mid-afternoon through the overnight with lows around freezing and still quiet into midday Wednesday. It looks like more wet flurries are on the way for late in the day Wednesday. It's early to say for sure but there could be 1 or 2 cm of accumulation into midnight if it gets cold enough, but right now we think temperatures will be around 1 or 2C during this time.

Snow Advisory as of 8:00 am December 29th 2015
Total accumulation 5 - 6 cm
District Communications center is OPEN
Arterial Roads
AM clean up 7:00am - 9:00am
3rd round salting completed 11:25pm - 1:30am
2nd round of salting completed approx10:00pm
1st round of salting completed approx. 8:00pm

Collector Roads
2nd Round salting completed approx 10:15 - 1:30 am
1st round salting completed approx 10:15 pm

Local Roads
Salting commenced 10:00pm Heavy setting with prewetting. Estimated completion 9:00am Dec 29th

Sidewalks
Sidewalks tractors plowing and salting all sidewalk levels Estimated completion 2:00pm

Bus Stops and Crosswalks
Manual salting commenced 1:00am

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
2nd round salting and plowing   11:25pm - 1:25 am Salters deployed 6:00 - 7:00 - Completed

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Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 29, 2015 – 5:00 am

CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST
It took a while but the warmer air has quickly moved in from Mississauga to Niagara. Temperatures are all above freezing now and it's just raining now. Parts of Toronto are still seeing ice pellets and Markham is still at -4C and up to 6 cm reported. This should change over to by 5 am though and little further accumulation. 2-5 mm of rain is expected for the daytime today with highs ranging from 6C in Niagara to 3C in Barrie. Winds have been gusting close to 80 km/h too. They will ease somewhat by dawn, but still gusting to 45 km/h for the Niagara Peninsula through the day and veering from easterly to southwesterly.

Dry conditions are expected by mid-afternoon through the overnight with lows around freezing and still quiet into midday Wednesday. It looks like more wet flurries are on the way for late in the day Wednesday. It's early to say for sure but there could be 1 or 2 cm of accumulation into midnight if it gets cold enough, but right now we think temperatures will be around 1 or 2C during this time.

Snow Advisory as of 5:00 am December 29th 2015
Total accumulation 5 - 6 cm
District Communications center is OPEN
Arterial Roads
3rd round salting completed 11:25pm - 1:30am
2nd round of salting completed approx10:00pm
1st round of salting completed approx. 8:00pm

Collector Roads
2nd Round salting completed approx 10:15 - 1:30 am
1st round salting completed approx 10:15 pm

Local Roads
Salting commenced 10:00pm Heavy setting with prewetting. Estimated completion 9:00am Dec 29th

Sidewalks
Sidewalks deployed to High Pedestrial sidewalks 1:00am

Bus Stops and Crosswalks
Manual salting commenced 1:00am

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
2nd round salting and plowing   11:25pm - 1:25 am Salters deployed 6:00 - 7:00 - Completed

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Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 28, 2015 – 9:00 pm

CURRENT WEATHER FORECAST
Snow is likely through to midnight before mixing with ice pellets and freezing rain then to all rain in the pre-dawn Tuesday. Snow and ice pellets amounts of 4-8 cm is possible by 0400 Tuesday before changing to rain as temperatures rise above freezing. Freezing rain amounts of 2-4 mm is also possible. If the precipitation takes longer to change to ice pellets and then rain than forecast, snowfall amounts may be a bit higher. Showers will taper off Tuesday afternoon with dry conditions then likely through Wednesday morning. Wind gusts of 60-70 km/h is likely through Tuesday morning.

Snow Advisory as of 9:00 pm December 28th 2015

Arterial Roads
2nd round of salting commenced 8:00pm estimated completion 10:00pm
1st round completed approx. 8:00pm

Collector Roads
Salting Commenced 7:00pm Heavy setting Estimated Completion 11:30pm

Local Roads
Salting to commence 10:00pm Heavy setting with prewetting. Estimated completion 7:00am Dec 29th

Sidewalks
Conditions are being monitored

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
Salters deployed 6:00 - 7:00 - Completed

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Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 28, 2015 – 7:30 pm

CURRENT WEATHER
Snow is likely through to midnight before mixing with ice pellets and freezing rain then to all rain in the pre-dawn Tuesday. Snow and ice pellets amounts of 4-8 cm is possible by 0400 Tuesday before changing to rain as temperatures rise above freezing. Freezing rain amounts of 2-4 mm is also possible. If the precipitation takes longer to change to ice pellets and then rain than forecast, snowfall amounts may be a bit higher. Showers will taper off Tuesday afternoon with dry conditions then likely through Wednesday morning. Wind gusts of 60-70 km/h is likely through Tuesday morning.

Snow Advisory as of 7:30 pm December 28th 2015

Arterial Roads
Salting commenced 6:00pm normal setting Estimated completion 8:30pm

Collector Roads
Salting Commenced 7:00pm Heavy setting Estimated Completion 11:30pm

Local Roads
Conditions are being monitored

Sidewalks
Conditions are being monitored

Humber Bay Waterfront Trail
Salters deployed 6:00 - 7:00 - Completed

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Snow Clearing Updates – Dec 28, 2015 – 8:30 am

Forecast as of 8:30 am:
Remaining cold but fair into Monday afternoon. However, a strong weather system soon comes along towards Monday evening into Tuesday, bringing strengthening winds, snow and then a wintry mix. There is 3-5 hrs worth of snow expected from late afternoon Monday into the evening before changing over to ice pellets then freezing rain Monday night into Tuesday. Models still have poor agreement in this marginal situation so confidence on accumulations is low. Some have freezing rain and ice mixing in quicker, while at the other extreme the worst case scenario would be 10-15cm (suggested by Environment Canada Winter Storm Watch). However, the best estimate at the moment is for a general 5-9cm before ice pellets mix in to hinder accumulations. After midnight freezing rain likely becomes more significant (trace to 2mm possible) before changing to rain late in the night and into Tuesday. Rain will last though Tuesday morning but ease, clearing for the afternoon. Winds will gust 70-75km/h overnight, gradually easing Tuesday.

Summary of Winter Maintenance Activities
As of 8:30 am on Monday December 28, 2015
Arterial Roads
Anti-icing commenced on Hills and Bridge Decks at 11:30 pm applying brine at a rate of 100L/per lane KM

Collector Roads
Anti-icing commenced on Hills and Bridge Decks at 11:30pm applying brine at a rate of 100L/per lane KM

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