District and city declare significant weather event in Huntsville due to freezing rain

Due to weather conditions, the District of Muskoka and the City of Huntsville have declared a significant weather event for Huntsville.

Muskoka District

Due to freezing rain and icy road conditions, residents are advised that a major weather event has been declared for all roads in the District of Muskoka in the Town of Huntsville and Township of Georgian Bay.

During a significant weather event, members of the public should note that extreme caution will be exercised by crews and that standard maintenance service levels may be reduced or take longer than normal due to weather conditions. until normal operations can continue.

District roads in other municipalities in the region are not currently subject to this significant weather event declaration and crews will continue full winter operations for the remainder of the day and into this evening. Motorists are advised that these roads are also subject to changing conditions depending on weather conditions and should exercise caution before deciding to travel.

Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution when traveling and only travel as necessary on all municipal roads.

Town of Huntsville

Due to freezing rain and deteriorating road and sidewalk conditions, residents of Huntsville are advised that a significant weather event has been declared for the City of Huntsville today (Tuesday, February 22, 2022). During a significant weather event (Regulation 2021-17), residents should note that crews will exercise caution and standard maintenance service levels may take longer than normal due to conditions.

Public Works crews carried out salting and sanding and will continue to do so throughout the weather event. Residents and visitors are urged to exercise caution and avoid non-essential travel.

Closures and cancellations for Tuesday, February 22, 2022:

  • The Canada Summit Center will remain open, but programs are limited, so please check with the Canada Summit Center Customer Service Team at 705-789-6421 to confirm your program is running.
  • Muskoka Heritage Place is closed and Eclipse Walk with Light will reschedule reservations.
  • The Algonquin Theater evening rehearsal is cancelled.
  • The Huntsville Public Library is closed.

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Daniel E. Murphy