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					Feb. 13, 2007                                                                                                          07-023


                         CITY OF BRAMPTON IS READY FOR MAJOR SNOWSTORM

BRAMPTON – With a major winter storm expected today, the City of Brampton’s Works and
Transportation Department is ready to respond by having residential streets plowed as quickly as possible
after the end of a major snowfall.

Environment Canada is forecasting up to 15 centimetres of snow for the Brampton area, expected to begin
Tuesday afternoon. Residents are urged to take caution since strong easterly wind and cold temperatures
may cause blizzard like conditions with cold wind chill values and blowing snow.

“Today's anticipated heavy and continuous snowfall will extend our response time to 48 hours or more,”
said Tom Mulligan, Commissioner of Works and Transportation for the City of Brampton. “But whatever
happens, the City of Brampton is ready.”

Annually, crews clear more than 1,200 kilometres of roads; 1,500 transit stops; 1,000 courts; 400 km of
sidewalks and walkways and 140 school crossings. Residents can help with snow removal in the following
ways:

    •   Remove your vehicle from the streets as soon as possible following a snowfall to let plows get
        through
    •   Keep sidewalks clear of snow and ice
    •   Avoid shoveling snow onto the street
    •   Keep your recycling bins and garbage containers away from snow piles
    •   Clear the snow around fire hydrants near your home or place of business

The City of Brampton provides information about snow operations 24-hours per day. Residents can call
905-874-2500 (TTY 905-874-2130) visit www.brampton.ca/roadworks or e-mail the City of Brampton for
more information at snowinfo@brampton.ca

About Brampton- Brampton is among Canada's largest cities, third in the Greater Toronto Area. Home to more than 434,000
residents representing 62 distinct cultures, Brampton enjoys an unparalleled diversity of ideas, skills and innovation from its
citizens and business community. Brampton has earned the name “Flower City” for having the most acres of greenhouse space in
Canada. In 2006, Brampton won the Best Blooming Community in Canada Award in the National Communities in Bloom (CIB)
Competition. For more information visit www.brampton.ca
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                                                Marta Marychuk                          T.W. Mulligan
                                                Media Specialist                        Commissioner, Works and
                                                City of Brampton                        Transportation
                                                905-874-2003                            City of Brampton
                                                marta.marychuk@brampton.ca              905-874-2500
                                                                                        thomas.mulligan@brampton.ca

				
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