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Power Outage Update - May 24th, 2022

The Municipal Emergency Control group met this morning and will meet again tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

Staff will continue to share the latest information as it becomes available.

Street Closures and Power Restoration – Public Works has been working with Hydro One to make the streets in Town passable.

Hydro One has been in contact with the Town and they are working to restore hydro to customers as quickly as possible.

Restoration will begin with the critical areas of Town, for example, the hospital, and water and wastewater treatment plants, as they are considered priority areas for a controlled return to power.

Transportation Shuttle – Lanark Transportation is providing a FREE shuttle service from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today, and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m tomorrow, to give residents the opportunity to travel to a neighbouring community to pick up groceries. There will be two (2) pickup locations, the Arena (75 Neeling Street) and Carambeck Community Centre (351 Bridge Street). If there is no way for you to get to either of these pickup locations, please call (613) 264-8256 or 1-877-445-5777 for a pickup.

As there is limited space on the shuttle (6 maximum today, 9 tomorrow) and pickup times throughout the day will vary, PLEASE CALL the number above to arrange for your space and pick up time for the shuttle.

Please note, the driver will drop you off at your home after with your groceries to make it easier for you. We ask for your patience as the drop-offs occur.

Assistance for Vulnerable Residents: Lanark County Social Services staff will be on-site at the Carleton Place Arena today from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and tomorrow 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., to assist any residents who are struggling due to food loss.

Also, the Lanark County Food Bank will be opening their doors to anyone in the community that requires food assistance. They will be open tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Compost Yard - In order for residents to be able to dispose of yard waste from the storm, we are opening the Compost Yard at 128 Patterson Crescent for residents of Carleton Place (proof of residency is required) with additional hours as follows:

  • Today until 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We encourage residents from neighbouring communities to check with their municipalities to see what services are available to them.

Food Waste – Residents can place extra bags of food waste out for collection on your regular garbage day. Please be mindful not to exceed the 15kg weight limit. If the bag is heavy, we are encouraging residents to double bag their waste or keep it in containers until their collection day to avoid spillage and animals getting into it.

Showering Facilities - Limited shower facilities will be available at the Arena tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Residents will be required to bring all necessary supplies including towels to have a shower. To access the shower facilities, please go to the Arena doors closest to the trail and follow the signage.

Charging Station - The Arena will be open for device charging tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. We respectfully request that households limit the number of devices to no more than 2 to accommodate the large number of people who require the service. You will need to bring your own charging cables.

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

Alternatively – Mississippi Mills is offering Carleton Place residents the use of the following facilities to access showers, charging or water fill-ups:

Almonte Community Centre (8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
181 Bridge Street, Almonte
Showers, charging stations (for cell phones and laptops) and water bottle fill station (drinking water)

Almonte Fire Station (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
478 Almonte Street, Almonte
Small water basin fill-up by garden hose (not for drinking water)

The Town of Perth is providing shower facilities and drinking water to our neighbouring communities that are still without power.

Showers are available at the Perth & District Indoor Pool ( 3 Sunset Boulevard) free of charge at the following times;

  • Wednesday, May 25th – 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 26th – 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 27th – 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Shower facilities are also available at Last Duel Park (22 Craig Street) from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A water refill station is available 24 hours at the Water Treatment Plant (15 Sunset Boulevard). The hose can be found to the right of the entrance door.

Wellness Checks - Carleton Place Firefighters will be continuing to visit Seniors’ residences for wellness checks and to assist them as needed. If anyone needs assistance to check smoke alarms or replace batteries, please call 613-257-5526, extension 0 and we will send a firefighter to help you.

Noise By-law – The Town’s Noise By-law does not currently apply to generators supporting properties in Carleton Place without power. This means they are allowed to run 24/7 if needed.

Carbon Monoxide Alarms - We are receiving multiple calls for activated Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms over the last few days caused by generators too close to buildings. Please follow these easy steps:

  • Check to make sure you have batteries in your smoke and CO alarms.
  • Keep generators running 10 feet or more away from windows and doors.
  • Never run a generator indoors.

Public Works Emergency Line – If there is an emergency which you believe requires the attention of the Public Works Department, please call 613-257-2253.

Lanark OPP Continue Responding to Calls Due to Strom Damage - The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is extremely busy responding to calls for service as a result of the intense storm that moved through the area on the weekend.

Lanark OPP is working diligently to ensure public safety in partnership with local municipalities, Hydro One, Ministry of Transportation, road crews and municipal services

Many traffic lights are not functioning at this time. The Highway Traffic Act advises that these intersections are to be treated like an all-way stop. Please be patient at these intersections. Volumes of traffic will grow over the Long Weekend and motorists are encouraged to work together to navigate these hazardous areas safely. Officers have already responded to collisions that have occurred when drivers became impatient and made critical errors.

There are many power-lines down all over the county. People are strongly advised to stay away from these areas. Even though they may look like they are not live, a mistake will be dangerous. Please allow Hydro crews to do the work safely. Drivers are also advised to respect road closures and to not move pylons from the roadway.

Lanark OPP is working hard to ensure public safety and assist in getting infrastructure repaired quickly. The public is encouraged to be diligent in regards to their safety and those around them so the work can be done safely.

OPP will be increasing their vehicle and foot patrols around Town to increase community safety.

Seniors Active Living Centre (132 Coleman Street) – The Seniors Active Living Centre will be open tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon to provide Seniors with an opportunity to socialize. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Council Meetings Rescheduled – The Council and Committee of the Whole meetings scheduled for this evening have been rescheduled to next Tuesday, May 31st, starting at 7:00 p.m.