Media Release 22-03 Declaration of a Significant Weather Event

For Immediate Release
Minden, ON
Monday, January 17, 2022
8:45 AM
Release #22-03

Subject: Declaration of a Significant Weather Event

In response to a heavy snowfall warning in effect in our area, the Township of Minden Hills has declared a Significant Weather Event at 6:30 AM local time that will impact travel and services throughout the municipality. This declaration is made pursuant to Ontario Regulation 239/02, Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.

In addition, the Scotch Line Landfill Site will remain closed for the day.

The declaration may change how or when the municipality performs its winter maintenance operations and may increase the amount of time to bring the roads back to a state of repair. The Township of Minden Hills is advising residents to stay off the road unless absolutely necessary, and if you must travel please use extreme caution as the municipality may not be able to meet its maintenance standards for roads due to heavy snowfall.

Municipal Staff would like to thank the residents and businesses for their understanding and cooperation on this matter.

The Township of Minden Hills will provide updates when the significant weather event has ended.

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Contact Information:
Tara Stephen
Acting Director of Public Works
Township of Minden Hills
PO Box 359, 7 Milne Street
Minden, ON K0M 2K0
tstephen@mindenhills.ca