The Back Roads are Icy - City Warns

February 21, 2019, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

Yellow, Orange, and Black Truck Plowing Snow

There is a province wide shortage of road salt which has translated into a shortage in the Region as well. With the repeated ice and rain events we are facing the need for ice has reached record levels. The area municipalities are now working together as a team to secure additional salt prioritizing the main roads and bus routes for salt use while residential and back roads are being treated with salt.

Changing weather patterns with temperatures hovering around zero means that there is a greater reliance on salt than on plowing. When the temperatures drop to below -12’C however, the salt becomes useless and sand is required.

The City of Kitchener (where residents are required to clear their own sidewalks or face fines) has directed its by-law officers to use discretion in enforcing the bylaw especially taking into consideration whether an effort has been made to clear the ice. The City of Kitchener is also providing free sand for residents to spread on the sidewalks. Residents should bring their own shovel and containers to pick up the sand.

Snow tires and reduced speeds should help you navigate the back roads. Remember that ice is often invisible and you shoul be adjusting your driving to the road conditions at all times.


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