60 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, NS, B4V 3X9
Tel: 902-543-4651 Fax: 902-543-6876
Emergency After Hours Tel: 902-543-5142

STORM CENTRE >>> February 20, 2021

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THIS PAGE IS UPDATED AS NEW INFORMATION IS RECEIVED

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT IN EFFECT >>> A special weather statement has been issued by Environment Canada indicating that approximately 15 cm of snow is expected to begin overnight Friday and into Saturday across southwestern Nova Scotia, including the greater Bridgewater area. Details can be found by clicking here.

NO ON-STREET PARKING  >>> A reminder that during and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, no person is permitted to park on a street that could obstruct winter maintenance. Your vehicle could be towed, so please be prepared to find off-street parking during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow your snow on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- There are 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!

STORM CENTRE >>> February 16, 2021

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FREEZING RAIN WARNING  >>> A freezing rain warning and special weather statement as issued by Environment Canada are in effect for much of Nova Scotia, including the greater Bridgewater area. For details, visit: https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ns-6_metric_e.html

BRIDGEWATER TRANSIT UPDATE >>> With conditions now swtiched to rain, Bridgewter Transit service resumed at 9 a.m.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM >>> DesBrisay Museum will be closed to the public on Tuesday, February 16. Regular hours will resume on Wedneday, February 17, from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

STORM CENTRE >>> February 8, 2021

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WINTER STORM WARNING >>> A winter storm warning is in effect for Lunenburg County; warning indicates that 30 to 50 cm of snow is possible Sunday after dusk through Monday morning. Details: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns3

KING STREET SNOW REMOVAL >>> As of apx. 11:30 a.m. Monday, snow removal operations are currently underway on King Street. Travellers may encounter temporary lane closures/detours as a result.

TOWN HALL UPDATE >>> Town Hall and public offices of the Town of Bridgewater will be opening at 12 noon today.

BRIDGEWATER TRANSIT UPDATE >>> Bridgewater Transit will have a delayed start to service on Monday, February 8, because of the impending storm. At this time, Transit service is expected to begin at 10 a.m.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM UPDATE >>> DesBrisay Museum will be closed to the public on Monday because of the storm and will re-open to the public, as usual, on Tuesday at 12 noon for its regular hours.

WASTE COLLECTION CANCELLED >>> Per our colleagues at the
Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre (LRCRC), waste collection will be cancelled on Monday, February 8, 2021, in the Municipality of Lunenburg and Town of Bridgewater. PLEASE NOTE: Collection will not be rescheduled. The LRCRC sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience. The Recycling Centre will delay opening and an update will be provided before noon. For additional information, visit https://www.communityrecycling.ca/.

NO ON-STREET PARKING  >>> A reminder that during and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, no person is permitted to park on a street that could obstruct winter maintenance. Your vehicle could be towed, so please be prepared to find off-street parking during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDERS >>> Do not move or plow your snow on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts. That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

SNOW CLEARING ORDER OF OPERATIONS
-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.
-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.
-- There are 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place.
-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.
-- Plow It Forward: if you can help a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!

STORM CENTRE >>> Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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WEATHER WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT >>> For details from Environment Canada, click here: https://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/ns-6_metric_e.html.

TOWN HALL
UPDATE >>> Town Hall and Town of Bridgewater public offices will remain closed for the rest of the day because of the storm.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM >>> DesBrisay Musum is closed today.

TRANSIT >>> Because of the forecast timing of the February 2 storm and the types of precipitation, Bridgewater Transit service is cancelled on February 2.

NO ON-STREET PARKING  >>> A reminder that during and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, no person is permitted to park on a street that could obstruct winter maintenance. Your vehicle could be towed, so please be prepared to find off-street parking during and after a storm as clean-up operations take place.

SNOW-CLEARING REMINDER >>> Do not move or plow your snow on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts.

WASTE COLLECTION >> Collection has been cancelled for the Town of Bridgewater and the Municipality of Lunenburg and rescheduled in both areas for Saturday, February 6. The Community Recycling Centre will delay opening until 12:30 p.m. Road conditions will be considered. An update will be provided.

STORM CENTRE >>> January 22, 2021

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TOWN HALL >>>
With snowfall forecast to intensify this afternoon, Town Hall and Town of Bridgewater public offices will be closing at 1 p.m. today.

TRANSIT >>>
Bridgewater Transit will continue service at this time, but transit service will end early today, concluding at 6 p.m. tonight.

LCLC >>>
LCLC is closing at 2:30 p.m. today.

DESBRISAY MUSEUM >>>
The museum has closed to the public today.

SNOW CLEARING REMINDERS >>>
With the second significant snowfall of the season upon us, it's a good time to send out the reminder about snow clearing practices in the Town of Bridgewater and to remind folks to secure off-street parking during and after bad weather so that post-storm snow removal can proceed safely and unimpeded.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

-- Roads are generally salted before a storm to deter the formation of a layer of ice on asphalt below snow cover.

-- Plowing typically begins when there is about 7 to 10 cm of snow down, with priority being given to primary routes within the first 12 hours after a storm. Supervisors are in communication with emergency officials during a storm to coordinate response to emergency calls as needed.

-- There are 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place.

-- From 12 to 24 hours after a storm, focus areas generally include school zones, the downtown, secondary streets, then sidewalk maintenance.

-- During a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act, no person is permitted to park on a street that could obstruct winter maintenance. Your vehicle could be towed, so please be prepared to find off-street parking.

-- Also, don't move or plow your snow on to a street or sidewalk. Not only is that not helpful to drivers and pedestrians alike, it's actually a violation of Section 318 of the Municipal Government Act. Under the rules in that section, no person shall deposit snow or ice on the travelled way of a street or near a portion of the travelled way that hinders clearing efforts.

That regulation extends to citizens and private contractors who have been hired to conduct snow-related property maintenance.

-- Plow It Forward: if you can help a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!

-- Regarding waste collection, all solid waste to be collected by the Town should be accessible to the collection contractor within 3 metres (approximately 10 feet) of the curb or travel‐way, placed in such a manner as to not interfere with pedestrian traffic and snow removal. There have been compost carts placed on the sidewalks in that past and they prohibit snow removal and the Town will not be responsible for broken carts if they happen to get hit by the sidewalk plow.