Town of Oakville continues to clear downed trees and debris

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 – for immediate release

Town of Oakville continues to clear downed trees and debris

Wind warning ends for Oakville

While Oakville experienced isolated pockets of downed trees and minor power disruptions last night, it appears that the worst of the storm has passed with no significant damage. Environment Canada ended the wind warning for Oakville and surrounding communities as of 6:01 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30.

Town of Oakville crews were out last night and continue to work clearing downed trees, branches and debris to ensure the safety of roads and public spaces. In the case of fallen trees, top priority is given to calls concerning downed power lines and trees blocking primary roads. Town staff continue to field calls from the public and will dispatch crews to assess any new reports of damage.

Fallen/damaged trees on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner and are not responded to by the town unless they impact public lands or roadways. Residents can call 3-1-1 or the Halton Region website for information about Halton Region’s Bulk Brush Call-in Collection service.

Residents are also advised to check roadway catch basin grates near residential properties to ensure they are not blocked with leaves and debris. Conservation Halton continues to warn that stream banks are slippery and dangerous, and reminds residents to stay away from lakes, rivers, creeks and other low-lying areas.

To report any damage on public property during regular business hours call 905-845-6601. To report an after-hours emergency such as fallen trees or blocked catch basins/flooding call 905-845-6606. For damage to private property, residents should contact their insurance service provider.

Please refer to the Environment Canada website for current weather updates.

Media contact

Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005

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Town of Oakville continues to clear downed trees and debris