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BRIDGWATER TRANSIT SERVICE DELAYED START TODAY >>> Bridgewater Transit will have a delayed start on Sunday, December 19, 2021. Currently, we expect that Transit service will begin at 1 p.m., however that is contingent on conditions improving. Any further changes to service will be posted as they are received.

LCLC CLOSED AT NOON >>> The Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre is closed for the day as of 12 noon.

LIBRARIES CLOSED >>> South Shore Public Libraries has advised that their branches in Bridgewater, Lunenburg, and Liverpool are closed today.

WINTER PARKING ALERT  >>> During and after a storm, under Section 139 of the Motor Vehicle Act there is no parking permitted on streets. Parking a vehicle on the street will obstruct necessary winter maintenance and is a safety hazard. If you leave your vehicle parked on the street during a storm, it could be ticketed and towed at your expense -- please ensure you find off-street parking for your vehicle 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.

If you're putting out your compost cart or waste bags for pick up, please ensure that those items are not placed on the sidewalk or in a manner that could impede snow clearing or pedestrian traffic.

-- There are about 70 kms of streets and 35 kms of sidewalks in Bridgewater, so cleaning up after a storm takes time. Be patient and, if possible, please stay off the roads until snow clearing has taken place. This makes it easier for plow operators and lessens the potential burden on emergency responders.
-- 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.
-- 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 out a neighbour or volunteer to clear a fire hydrant, it helps your community!


With snow expected overnight and into the morning, the Bridgewater Farmers’ Market Holiday Market will move its hours on Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Visit the market at 123 Empire Street at the former Bridgewater Memorial Arena.

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