February 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Updated: February 13, 2019 5:23 pm

Peterborough receives close to 20 cm of snow from storm

Environment Canada estimates 17 cm of snow fell in Peterborough Tuesday.

Dan Nyznik/Global Peterborough

A winter storm that battered southern Ontario on Tuesday lived up to its billing.

The storm dumped snow, freezing rain and ice pellets from Windsor to Ottawa.

Environment Canada estimates Peterborough received 17 cm of snow, although that number could vary in different parts of the city.

“Full complement of trucks around the clock all day yesterday,” said John Czerniawski, public works supervisor.  “Dropped back a few resources at one point for mandatory rest and then full complement again overnight.”

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Bancroft received the most at 26 cm, while Cobourg got 21 cm of fresh snow.

“We started clean up operations as soon as the storm started,” said Michael Touw, operations manager with Peterborough County.  “We have a day shift and night shift that went relatively smoothly. We didn’t get as much snow as forecast, but it’s been smooth operation the whole time.”

Police are reminding motorists to leave room between themselves and snowplows.   Police are also asking motorists to clean off their vehicles.

“It’s important for a couple of things: one, some of the debris will fly off your car into the windshield of another car and impede their view. Or the other thing, is when you stop abruptly, all the snow on your roof will come down on your windshield and impair your visibility completely,” said Sgt. Ryan Wilson of Peterborough Police Service.  “So we are asking everyone to wipe off your entire car.”

School buses were cancelled across the region again on Wednesday due to blowing and drifting snow.

Activity Haven Senior Centre on Barnardo Avenue in Peterborough is closed for the day.


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