Storm response update: January 21

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Hunter Street Bridge

Peterborough, ON - Snow clearing efforts continue and are progressing well following the significant snow storm in southern Ontario on January 16-17, 2022 that dropped about 34 centimetres of snow on Peterborough.

City snow clearing crews have been working in shifts 24 hours a day since the night of January 16. With the progress made on snow clearing, effective 7 p.m. on Thursday January 20, 2022 the City lifted the Significant Weather Event designation it put in place on Monday, January 17, 2022.

The majority of streets, sidewalks, and bus stops were clear by Thursday afternoon; crews continue to revisit some locations that require further clean-up.

“Thank you to residents for your patience and understanding as our community digs out of this big snowfall. A special thank you to everyone who helped a neighbour or community member after the storm. We are lucky to have exemplary Public Works crews that have been out there 24/7 to keep our community going,” Mayor Diane Therrien said. “Some other municipalities had to close facilities and services for several days due to this storm. While work is still happening, we’ve been able to minimize disruption while we either enjoy or curse the huge amount of snow.”

In addition to revisiting some locations of sidewalks and bus stops that need additional clean-up, the snow clearing work continued overnight on Thursday into Friday, January 21, 2022 with the focus on restoring roadway lane widths where snow banks have narrowed the roadways, removing snow on bridges to restore sidewalk widths, and continued maintenance on other locations such as dead-end streets and cul-de-sacs.

There are other locations, like the downtown, that require additional snow removal and work will continue until those locations are addressed.