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Hamilton Snow Coverage

It looks like Hamilton will be on the receiving end of our largest snowfall in five years, with 25 to 30 cm possible.

By Joey Coleman
Published February 07, 2013

It looks like Hamilton will be on the receiving end of our largest snowfall in five years, with 25 to 30 cm possible.

As we've done for three winters now, the #HamOnt Twitter community will help inform each other using our hashtag #HamOntSnow. Tweets using #HamOntSnow will appear in the feed below the cancellation box.

If you have a closure, please email editor@raisethehammer.org and joeycoleman@raisethehammer.org to have them added to the list.

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#HamOnt Snow Coverage

Joey Coleman covers Hamilton Civic Affairs.

Read more of his work at The Public Record, or follow him on Twitter @JoeyColeman.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 07:41:31

Media advisory from the City:

City of Hamilton
Winter storm updates
Updated: Friday, February 8
7:30 a.m.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the City of Hamilton, with snowfall near 25 cm and blowing snow expected throughout the day. The City continues to monitor weather and road conditions and has initiated winter control actions.

The City has implemented the usual snow clearing and de-icing procedures as necessary beginning with Priority 1 roads such as the Linc, Red Hill Valley Parkway, escarpment crossings, arterial roads and areas of local concern. Clearing high priority roads allows police, fire and ambulance vehicles safe travel on our streets. Residents are encouraged to park in driveways and stay off the roads where possible in order to assist in our snow clearing operations.

All city offices and facilities are OPEN - however, please note the following program and service impacts:

Program Cancellations

Recreation

All programs at recreation centres, arenas and seniors centres are cancelled until 4:00 p.m. today.

Hamilton Civic Museums

All programs are cancelled.

Red Hill Family Centre

There is no taxi service and programs are cancelled.

Additional Services

Public Health

The Dental Bus, scheduled to be at Hess Street School, will not operate today. The Dental Clinics will remain open at 1447 Upper Ottawa and 247 Centennial Pkwy.

Hamilton Public Library

All branches and programs are closed.

HSR

Buses are running at full service, but there are delays on some routes due to the weather. Please call HSR information at 905-527-4441 for more details.

ATS-DARTS

DARTS is closed for the day.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 09:02:07 in reply to Comment 86037

8:55 AM update:

The City of Hamilton's waste collection service has been suspended as of 8:45am today due to the weather conditions. If your waste was not already collected this morning please bring it back from the curb and put it out on Friday, February 15th. Limits will be waived next Friday, February 15th.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 09:22:05

Update from YMCA:

YMCAs in Hamilton, Burlington, Waterdown and Brantford are currently open for anyone looking to work out. However, due to weather all programming is cancelled. All YMCA child care centres and before-and-after school programs are closed for the day due to weather. We will continue to notify the public about any additional changes.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 10:18:48 in reply to Comment 86045

Next update - all area YMCAs now closed:

All YMCAs and YMCA services in Hamilton, Burlington, Waterdown and Brantford are now closed due to weather. This includes fitness centres, child care and employment centres.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 12:02:45

All City of Hamilton facilities are closed effective noon today.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 12:07:24

Update from the city:

Update: 12:00 p.m.

February 8, 2013 - The City of Hamilton will be closing all municipal offices, all recreation centres and arenas, museums, the tourism visitor centre and all other non-essential services effective 12:00 p.m. today.

All essential services will be maintained throughout the City.

HSR services will continue running but are experiencing delays on some routes.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 13:50:16

Hamilton Police Service has declared a snow emergency:

The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) is advising motorists that the City of Hamilton has declared a snow emergency.

Declared Snow Emergency

Motorists are advised that parking of vehicles on designated snow routes are prohibited. Motorists are requested to remove their vehicles from designated snow routes to assist with plowing

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 14:25:45 in reply to Comment 86078

HPS updated their snow emergency statement:

The Hamilton Police Service (HPS) is advising motorists that the City of Hamilton has declared a snow emergency.

Declared Snow Emergency

  • Motorists are advised that parking of vehicles on designated snow routes are prohibited. Motorists are requested to remove their vehicles from designated snow routes to assist with plowing

Enforcement During Snow Emergency

  • After HPS declares snow emergency there is a six-hour grace period for motorists to move their vehicles from snow routes.

  • Hamilton Police and By-law officers will enforce City of Hamilton By-Law by issuing infraction notices on vehicles and may cause the vehicle to be moved or taken to and placed or stored in a suitable place.

  • Vehicles towed to a location other than a compound which have not been recovered within 24 hours of the conclusion of the declared snow emergency are subject to the parking limits as defined in the Municipal parking, private property and Municipal Parking Facilities By-laws.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 10, 2013 at 10:09:45 in reply to Comment 86082

Hamilton Police report the snow emergency is CANCELLED as of 7:30 AM this morning.

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 13:57:49 in reply to Comment 86078

Here's a map of the snow routes [PDF - sorry].

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2013 at 14:13:43

Update from Councillor McHattie's office on the snow emergency:

Kirkendall

The City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Police Service have declared a SNOW EMERGENCY.

Under the provisions of the Snow Emergency, motorists are requested to remove their vehicles from the designated snow routes to allow for snow removal.

Towing related to regulations for "Parking or Standing during a Snow Emergency" shall not begin until 6 hours after the emergency is declared.

As of 6:32 PM, Friday February 8, police and bylaw enforcement officers, locating a vehicle which is parked or standing unattended on a snow route, MAY issue a Parking Infraction Notice and cause the vehicle to be moved or taken to a place for suitable storage.

The map showing signed snow routes is at

http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/F9D004BD-B204-48F3-9596-2AE249EF9F1F/0/snow_clearing_map_final.pdf

More information about snow clearing, including a photo of the Snow Route sign, is at

http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/PublicWorks/RoadMaintenanceOperations/WinterControl.htm

Snow Route sign

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2013-02-08 14:13:56

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By Goin'Downtown (registered) | Posted February 08, 2013 at 16:12:17

Sincere thanks for this, everyone.

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