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WINTER STORM UPDATE #1: Emergency declaration remains in effect

December 23, 2022

The emergency declaration due to the winter storm remains in effect overnight in Prince Edward County.

Learn more about the declaration.

The Emergency Control Group met at 10 pm on Friday, December 23 to review the current situation and the forecast.

  • The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has closed all roads in Prince Edward County. If you are stranded along the roadside, call the OPP’s non-emergency phone line at 1.888.310.1122. The OPP has specialized equipment it can use to assist stranded motorists. Please be advised that the OPP are experiencing a high volume of calls at this time and you may have to wait to speak with an operator.
  • Snowplowing remains temporarily halted in Prince Edward County due to low visibility. Municipal staff remain on call and will plow to support emergency calls (fire and ambulance). As soon as conditions improve, the municipality will resume snow plowing operations and emergency declaration will be terminated.
  • Dial 911 in an emergency when you need immediate help from police, fire or ambulance services. An emergency situation can include medical emergencies such as someone experiencing chest pain or difficulty breathing or a fire that is not contained or controlled.
  • Environment Canada is calling for blizzard conditions to continue overnight. Local snow amount forecasted is 10 to 15 cm. Wind southwest 70 km/h gusting to 120 km/h. The temperature will be steady near minus 7 C but a wind chill near minus 19.
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