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Ice Storm Update #1

Charging Stations

The Town facilities below are open for the following uses:

Carleton Place Arena at 75 Neelin Street will be open today until 10:00 p.m. for warming and charging electronic devices;

Carambeck Community Centre at 351 Bridge Street will be open today until 3:00 p.m. as a warming station, charging electronic devices and there are spaces for people who require wifi for their work;

Carleton Place Public Library at 101 Beckwith Street is open until 8:00 p.m. today for warming, charging electronic devices and wifi usage.

Please bring your charging cables and any required extension cords with you.

Compost Yard

The Town’s Compost Yard located at 128 Patterson Crescent will be open on the following dates/times for residents to dispose of any branches, tree limbs, etc.:

Saturday, April 8th, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11th to Friday, April 14th, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 15th, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Generator Safety

If you are still without power and using a generator, please make note of the following safety tips from the Carleton Place Fire Department:

  • Always keep generators at least 20 feet away from your home

  • Never operate a generator in an enclosed space

  • Make sure the generator has three (3) to four (4) feet of clear space above and on all sides for proper ventilation

  • Always use grounded cords and inspect cords for damage prior to use

  • Use the proper cord for the wattage being used

  • Always use GFCI protection

Downed Trees and Limbs

The Public Works crew is working on removing broken limbs and downed trees from roads and sidewalks. Further cleanup of trees on municipal property will continue into next week.

Please use extreme caution when around trees as there may be power lines tangled in and around the tree debris or falling ice as the temperature outside warms.

If you notice a downed limb or tree blocking the roadway, please call Public Works at 613-257-2253.

Avoid Using Municipal Outdoor Recreation Trails Until Further Notice

Town staff will be working over the next few days to ensure that outdoor recreation trails are safe for use by removing fallen limbs and trees.

We ask that you respect posted signage and avoid using the recreational trails until such a time as they are deemed safe.

We appreciate your understanding.

REMINDER - Changes to Waste Collection

Waste collection for the Wednesday route will resume today, Thursday, April 6th.

As a result of yesterday’s collection suspension and Good Friday, collection for the Thursday and Friday routes this week will INSTEAD OCCUR on Saturday, April 8th, 2023.

Downed Power Line Safety

We are receiving reports of low-hanging or downed power lines around the community. If you see downed power lines caused by a storm or accident, always assume they are live and do not approach. Please report any downed lines to Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235.

Check On Family, Friends & Neighbours

Seniors and vulnerable members of the community may feel isolated due to the conditions outside or need assistance.

A simple phone call can turn an otherwise dark day into one of comfort, even joy.

If you are able, please check on your vulnerable neighbours and friends to see if they are ok!