With the holiday season behind us, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year heading into 2022. As we get back to work in Council Chambers, I invite you all to contact me and let me know the areas you want me to focus on in the 4-year budget planning and deliberations process. I am available by email or by phone, and I look forward to hearing from you.
With winter here in full force, I would like to share some important tips on how you and your families can stay safe and warm during the colder months.
SNIC Priority Routes
Road crews are working hard to ensure you get to your destinations safely. The City of Calgary has a Snow and Ice Control Priority Routes map that outlines which Calgary streets are priorities for snow removal. Knowing which routes are cleared and when will help ensure a safer commute:
- Priority 1 routes are cleared within 24 hours.
- Priority 2 routes are cleared within 48 hours following a snowfall.
View the map at https://maps.calgary.ca/SNICPriorityRoutes/
Staying Safe and Warm at Home
Home-heating fires can be devastating, but most are preventable by taking some simple precautions:
- Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home.
- Test your alarms monthly and change the batteries once a year.
- Use a sturdy fireplace screen in front of fireplaces.
- Portable heaters need space. Keep all things that can burn (paper, bedding, furniture) at least one metre away.
- Turn portable heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room and never plug them into an extension cord or power bar.
View more tips at Calgary.ca/Fire
Frozen Water Pipes
Every winter, Calgarians experience frozen water pipes which can result in water outages. Here are some tips to avoid frozen water pipes:
- Keep the heat set to at least 15 C.
- Repair broken windows, check doors, and insulate areas with cold drafts.
- Insulate your hot and cold water pipes that are located in cold areas.
- Open interior doors in cold areas to allow heat from the house to warm unprotected pipes.
- Regularly run water in your pipes through everyday use.
View more tips at Calgary.ca/FrozenPipes
Categories: SNIC, Snow, Tips