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Weather safety messages from the City

December 22, 2013 -

Latest Update as of 3:00 p.m.

The Emergency Operation Group continues to monitor this weather event. 

While all available snow resources are focused on cleaning arterial streets and returning to residential areas, it will take some time to begin clearing sidewalks. Streets and sidewalks remain slippery. 

Forestry crews are clearing downed trees and branches as resources allow. Be aware of falling ice and tree branches. Do not approach any downed lines. Even if you think it is a safe cable or phone line, it could be live a power line. It's best to be safe and stay away.

To report downed power lines or a power outage contact your service provider.

  • Utilities Kingston is experiencing localize power outages. If you are a Utilities Kingston customer experiencing a power outage you can call 613-546-1181 to hear the list of known outages, add your outage if it is not listed and report downed power lines. Other ways of keeping up-to-date include: Website - www.UtilitiesKingston.com; Facebook - www.facebook.com/UtilitiesKingston; Twitter -www.twitter.com/utilitieskngstn
  • If you are a Hydro One customer – as are most residents in the west and east ends of Kingston – you may call Hydro One's Storm Centre at 1-800-434-1235 for information. View the storm centre map or download Hydro One's free mobile application to view the status of any planned or emergency power outage and estimated service restoration time at www.hydroone.com
  • If you are a Fortis customer, you may call the 24-hour emergency line at 613-382-2118 for information.

Consider moving valuables from basements in case of flooding.

If you are experiencing a power outage take care when using alternative lighting, cooking and heating equipment. Propane and charcoal barbecues should be used outside only. Do not bring them inside the building. Fire and life safety systems may become inoperative. You should know what to do. Visit the website for a list of precautions to make sure everyone stays safe. www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/emergency-services/kingston-fire-rescue/safety-prevention/power.

Residents who have been without power and therefore without heat for an extended period of time can drop into the Gore Road Fire Station at 211 Gore Road, the INVISTA Centre at 1350 Gardiners Road which will remain open overnight or the Memorial Centre at 303 York Street which will be open until 1 a.m. However, the Memorial Centre will not have power in the event of a power outage in that area.

Kingston Transit will continue to be FREE to all riders until the Sunday services ends at 8 p.m. tonight. Regular transit will resume at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow. Plan to get there by bus, visit www.cityofkingston.ca/tripplanner.

Check for regular updates on the City's twitter account @cityofkingston.ca. Reach out to friends, family or neighbours who are not on social media to provide them with updates. You can also tune in to the City's Information Radio at 106.3 FM for updates.

For more information on snow safety visit www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/roads-and-traffic/snow-removal.

For more information on being prepared visit: www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/emergency-services.

Latest Update as of 10:45 a.m.

The Emergency Operation Group continues to monitor this weather event. 

While all available snow resources are focused on keeping arterial roads and bus routes passable, the streets and sidewalks remain slippery. People are encouraged to stay at home. In a further effort to keep people off the roads, Kingston Transit will be free to all riders today. Plan to get there by bus, visit www.cityofkingston.ca/tripplanner.

If you are outside, be aware of falling ice and tree branches. Do not approach any downed lines. Even if you think it is a safe cable or phone line, it could be live power line. It's best to be safe and stay away.

To report downed power lines or a power outage contact your service provider.

  • Utilities Kingston is experiencing localize power outages. If you are a Utilities Kingston customer experiencing a power outage you can call 613-546-1181 to hear the list of known outages, add your outage if it is not listed and report downed power lines. Other ways of keeping up-to-date include: Website - www.UtilitiesKingston.com; Facebook - www.facebook.com/UtilitiesKingston; Twitter -www.twitter.com/utilitieskngstn
  • If you are a Hydro One customer – as are most residents in the west and east ends of Kingston – you may call Hydro One's Storm Centre at 1-800-434-1235 for information. View the storm centre map or download Hydro One's free mobile application to view the status of any planned or emergency power outage and estimated service restoration time at www.hydroone.com
  • If you are a Fortis customer, you may call the 24-hour emergency line at 613-382-2118 for information.

Consider moving valuables from basements in case of flooding.

If you are experiencing a power outage take care when using alternative lighting, cooking and heating equipment. Do not bring outdoor cooking equipment inside. Fire and life safety systems may become inoperative. You should know what to do. Visit the website for a list of precautions to make sure everyone stays safe. www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/emergency-services/kingston-fire-rescue/safety-prevention/power.

Residents who have been without power and therefore without heat for an extended period of time can drop into the Gore Road Fire Station at 211 Gore Road, the INVISTA Centre at 1350 Gardiners Road or the Memorial Centre at 303 York Street. These facilities will be open until 1 a.m. The INVISTA Centre is equipped with backup power. The Memorial Centre will not have power in the event of a power outage in the area.

The Cataraqui Arena is without power and closed today. The Tim Horton's sponsored public skate scheduled at the Cataraqui arena from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. has been cancelled.

Check for regular updates on the City's twitter account @cityofkingston.ca. Reach out to friends, family or neighbours who are not on social media to provide them with updates. You can also tune in to the City's Information Radio at 106.3 FM for updates.

For more information on snow safety visit www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/roads-and-traffic/snow-removal.

For more information on being prepared visit: www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/emergency-services.

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