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Significant Weather Event - ENDED

Significant Weather Event, posted December 22nd, edited December 29th 2022
UPDATE: Significant Weather Event ENDED.
The Municipality of Callander is declaring a significant weather event. As per Regulation 239/02 of the Municipal Act 2001, an Ontario municipality may declare a significant weather event when a weather hazard is approaching or occurring and has the potential to pose a significant danger to users of the highways in which they have authority over.
This declaration suspends the standard timelines required for municipalities to meet their winter maintenance objectives until the municipality declares the significant weather event has ended. This allows for Municipal staff to remain safe while doing their best to keep the roads in the safest condition for our residents and travellers. In each case, during a declared significant weather event, the standard for addressing winter maintenance is to monitor the weather and to deploy resources to address the issue starting from the time that the municipality deems it appropriate to do so. When the municipality has declared the event has ended, the standard timelines for winter maintenance activities will begin.
The declaration of a significant weather event is NOT notice of a reduced level of service or a road closure. The declaration is to notify the public that due to the current forecasted conditions, caution is to be observed when travelling on Callander roads, and it may take longer than expected to bring the roads back to a standard condition. We encourage all residents and travellers to reduce their travel where possible and use caution while travelling during the weather event.