Cancellation Notice from the City of Burlington



    BURLINGTON, ON, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - Effective immediately, Parks & Rec
facilities are closed and programs cancelled for Sunday December 16, morning,
afternoon and evening. All City of Burlington facilities, including City Hall,
arenas, community centres, and pools will be closed today.
    Handi-van service has been cancelled today and will be reassessed early
Monday morning. All scheduled passengers have been contacted by phone.
    Regular Transit services are operating - City buses are approximately
five minutes behind schedule.
    The City of Burlington has completed a full salting run late last night
and initiated plowing on primary roads at 3:00 am. Currently units are
completing a plowing pass of secondary roads.
    Snow clearing operations are undertaken on a priority basis based on road
classifications primary then secondary and finally local roads. City crews
will cycle back to the primary and secondary roads prior to completing local
roads if snow continues to accumulate on these main roads. It is very likely
that most local roads will not be plowed until late in the storm. Residents
can greatly assist snow-clearing operations by staying off the roads and not
parking vehicles on the road or blocking sidewalks.
    Environment Canada and our Weather Service continue to forecast total
snowfall amounts by this evening for the Burlington area of approximately 30cm
with a mixture of ice pellets. Overnight 5 to 10 cm of snow has fallen, less
than anticipated.

    Please check our website at www.burlington.ca for further information, or
phone City Hall at 905-335-7777.




For further information:

For further information: Communications Contact: Elizabeth Daly,
Director Corporate Communications, (905) 630-8922, (905) 632-9082,
dalye@burlington.ca; Media Contact: Tim Commisso, General Manager, (905)
330-2379, (905) 335-7820, commissot@burlington.ca

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