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Winnipeg Launches Storm Response Website, Closes Three City Parks

October 18, 2019 4:51 PM | News

Winnipeg Storm

Winnipeg crews clean up after a snowstorm on Sunday, October 13, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

In the wake of last week’s early winter snowstorm, the City of Winnipeg has launched a storm response website to keep the public updated of the progress of the clean-up.

The website includes an interactive clean-up status map, divided into subcategories focusing on brush pickup, hazardous tree cleanup, non-hazardous tree maintenance.

Residents can also find information on the 4R Winnipeg Depots and landfill sites open for storm-related wood disposal.

City crews continue to clean-up fallen branches, downed trees and other debris, including with help from contractors and crews from Regina, Saskatoon, and Calgary.

Park closures

The city announced Friday that as a result of an initial risk assessment, Kildonan Park, Crescent Drive Park and St. Vital Park have been closed for public safety reasons. It’s expected the parks may be closed for a number of weeks.

Tree-related damage has also cancelled the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service run, scheduled for Saturday.

The city is also warning the public to use extreme caution when walking through neighbourhoods or parks, as there are still many trees with broken or hanging branches.

“Residents are reminded to look up, around you, and ahead of you to make sure you are aware of potential hazards,” the city said in a release.