The declaration of a Significant Weather Event ended on February 24, 2023 at 11:27 a.m.

Innisfil, ON – The Town of Innisfil is declaring a Significant Weather Event in response to expected inclement weather that may result in heavy snow accumulation and icy road conditions. The declaration will remain in effect until further notice.

The forecast provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada warns drivers that travel is anticipated to be hazardous due to reduced visibility and rapidly accumulating snow. Take extra caution and avoid unnecessary travel. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for taillights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Tonight’s Council Meeting is shifting to a virtual-only format. While there will be no in-person attendance this evening, members of the public can livestream the meeting on the Town’s YouTube channel starting at 7 p.m.  

During a Significant Weather Event, Innisfil’s winter services do not change. However, residents can expect winter clearing activities to take longer to complete with a continued focus on primary roads followed by secondary routes. Declaring a Significant Weather Event as it relates to Ontario’s Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways suspends the standard timelines required for municipalities to meet their maintenance objectives.

The Town reminds community members that overnight parking restrictions are in place on Innisfil’s roads between midnight and 7 a.m. to assist with snow clearing operations. When clearing snow adjacent to your property, do not shovel snow onto the street. Consider lending a helping hand to neighbours who may have difficulties shovelling snow or leaving the house due to snow or ice.

Residents are asked to be patient as Innisfil snow plow crews work hard to ensure all roads and sidewalks are plowed and safe to travel on. An update will be communicated at and on the Town’s social media channels once the declaration has been lifted.