As of 9:00 pm this evening, Public Works plow operators have cleared approximately 50 percent of municipal roads in Chatham-Kent.
Several roads in the Dover Township, Thamesville and Ridgetown areas are among those still impassible. Road crews will continue working throughout the night and into tomorrow.
Highways 40 and 401 have reopened but police and municipal officials still urge extreme caution when travelling due to the potential of changing weather conditions overnight.
Please visit https://511on.ca/ for official Ministry of Transportation road information.
More than 130 stranded motorists were processed through the Ridgetown and Tilbury arenas. There are no individuals spending tonight at the facilities. Caseworkers will be at the Tilbury Arena tomorrow morning at 8:00 am and at Ridgetown beginning at noon.
Individuals whose vehicles have been towed by the Chatham-Kent Police Service can call 519-436-6600 ext. 222 to find the location of their vehicle.
A state of emergency was declared earlier today, and the municipality remains under a Significant Snow Event status.
Due to weather conditions yesterday and today, the Municipality has placed a 72-hour ban on the parking of vehicles on municipal streets and roads. The ban starts at 2:00 pm today, December 24, and will continue until 2:00 pm on Tuesday. December 27, 2022.
The ban allows more efficient clearing of roads to enable emergency vehicles to have access where needed.
For more information contact:
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
519-360-1998 x 3624