Burlington, Ont. Feb. 8, 2013— The City of Burlington’s snow response continues with plow crews out on city streets this afternoon and overnight and with Burlington Transit co-ordinating departures from the city’s GO stations with GO train arrivals.
“The City of Burlington is focused on public safety and customer service,” said Burlington Mayor Rick Goldring. “If people must travel, we want them to get around as safely as possible. Our snow control team will also ensure that we keep those major roads clear to ensure drivers can travel safely.”
The city’s plow crews will be out clearing the snow, hoping to make significant progress by Saturday morning.
“The city is meeting its commitment to have the snow cleared from all roads within 24 hours after of the end of the storm,” said Scott Stewart, general manager of development and infrastructure. “Sidewalk plowing will continue throughout the weekend. We ask for the community’s patience as we do our best to get things back to normal.”
As of 3 p.m. today, all city buildings—including community centres, pools and arenas—will be closed until regular business hours starting Saturday, Feb. 9.
City departments that include Roads and Parks Maintenance, Burlington Transit, the Burlington Fire Department, Information Technology Services and the Clerks department will continue to work to manage the storm and related needs.
For updates, visit www.burlington.ca/snow.
905-335-7600, ext. 7835
General Manager of Development and Infrastructure
905-335-7600, ext. 7839