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Ice Storm Update #2

Charging Station, Showering Facility and Water Bottle Filling

Residents of Carleton Place and Beckwith Township are welcome to come to the Carleton Place Arena at 75 Neelin Street today between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. to charge electronic devices, have a shower and fill water bottles.

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

Showering - Residents will be required to bring all necessary supplies including towels to have a shower. To access the shower facilities, please go to the main Arena entrance and a staff person will direct you where to go.

Water Supplies - For residents who need water supplies, you can bring your own containers to the Arena for filling.

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. resulting from the ice storm on Wednesday, April 5th:

  • 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.

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

As a result of the Wednesday waste collection suspension and Good Friday, collection for the Thursday and Friday routes this week will INSTEAD OCCUR TOMORROW, Saturday, April 8th, 2023.

Downed Power Line Safety

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!