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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!

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