Significant Weather Event Declared

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The City of Sault Ste. Marie is experiencing a Significant Weather Event with respect to heavy snow conditions continuing until further notice.  Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for Sault Ste. Marie with local snowfall accumulations of up to 10 cm and peak snowfall rates of 2 to 3 cm per hour. Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions.

Public Works crews are working diligently during the event, but it may take longer than normal to ensure public safety and that the roadways, sidewalks, and transit bus stops meet normal maintenance standards. Public Works continues to monitor the weather, patrol the roadways, and deploy all available crews to address any snow and ice accumulation.

During this time, all roads and sidewalks maintained by the City are considered to be in a “state of repair” until further notice. Drivers and pedestrians should use an appropriate level of caution when travelling during this event. The parking by-law remains in effect with motorists not permitted to park on city streets during the winter months between midnight and 6 a.m. however, during a winter event, motorists are also asked to not park on city streets during the day. This will assist in the efficiency of maintaining the roads.

Transit Services reminds customers to expect delays because of heavy snowfall.

Updates will be posted to the City’s website and social media sites as required. Thank you for your cooperation.


  1. Why not simply declare all roads and sidewalks maintained by the city are to be considered in a “state of repair” from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 at midnight. If you search “Significant Weather Event” other municipalities will give a description and criteria for declaring one. City of Sault Ste. Marie not so much. Our city’s website is painful. But hey I’m sure they are trying.

  2. Javu, the more astute amongst us have noticed that lately in the media, every single normal weather event during this very typical Canadian winter has been dramatized and headlined to the max. This is a pre-ordained strategy in order to support the “sky is falling” Climate Agenda. They will keep pumping out the fear until the plebs actually believe this nonsense.

    • Harpman, this has nothing to do with promoting climate change. This is all about municipal accountability. They are supposed to be held to snow clearing standards, however Mr. Vair has discovered a nice and easy loophole. Declare a snow emergency and the standards don’t have to be met. That’s the reason they declare it every time we get 2 cm.

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