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January 10, 2020

 

Stay Safe during extreme weather

Released: 4:35 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg reminds residents to take necessary precautions during periods of extremely cold temperatures. The following are some winter safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Older adults and very young children should avoid prolonged outdoor exposure.
  • Check on older friends, relatives, and neighbours who live alone.
  • Recognize the symptoms of hypothermia: confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering. If these symptoms are present, seek immediate medical attention. Severe hypothermia can be life threatening.
  • Bring pets inside and limit the amount of time they spend outside.

Residents should call 9-1-1 immediately if they see another person who appears to be in need of assistance or is injured due to extreme cold. When calling, be prepared to report the person’s location and condition, and whenever possible, remain with the individual until emergency crews arrive.

The City invites members of the public to come in and warm up in civic facilities during operating hours as extremely cold temperatures persist.

For operating hours at City facilities, please check City of Winnipeg – Community Services or contact 311.

For more tips and information on staying safe during extreme cold weather, please visit the City of Winnipeg - Winter Safety.

Southbound Princess Street completely closed between Pacific Avenue and Ross Avenue

Released: 4:45 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Southbound Princess Street between Pacific Avenue and Ross Avenue is closed until further notice due to the unsafe condition of an area building. Crews will be assessing the building’s condition and reviewing options for remediation.

Pedestrian access will be maintained on the east sidewalk of Princess Street, and motorists should allow additional travel time to get to their destinations, and use alternate routes.

For Transit re-route and schedule information, follow @transitalerts or contact 311.

For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg - Regional Lane Closures.

Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.

Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responds to garage fire on Furby Street

Released: 6:21 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – At 4:09 p.m., the Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to reports of a fire in a detached garage in the 600 block of Furby Street. When crews arrived, they encountered smoke coming from the garage.

Crews launched an offensive attack and it was very quickly extinguished. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigation and no damage estimates are available.

January 13, 2020