City Web site provides wealth of winter information

January 5, 2009

By Staff

Snowstorms, road closures, emergency preparedness — all of those things have been in the news lately, and timely information about each is available from the city’s Web site.

When conditions change, winter weather updates on the city’s Web site — — are where you can find late-breaking news bulletins about conditions and services, plus always-useful advice and information for drivers and residents. 

Among the latter are tips on how to report damage, when to expect garbage pickup, how to prepare for winter driving, how to stay safe during power outages and maps of snow priority routes. 

Further information is available on another Web page, the “winter weather information center,” at This page lists emergency numbers, plus links for regional road closure information, school closures and transit service. 

And finally, a page of winter weather tips is available at

For those without Internet service, much of the same information is broadcast over the city’s AM 1700 radio station. It can be heard throughout the city but its low-power signal does not reach much farther.

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