Municipal services

The storm continues to shut down municipal services

A major Colorado low storm system continues to pass through the region today, and more city services and roads have been impacted.

Environment Canada reports that the Kenora area received about 15 centimeters of snow overnight, with another two to five centimeters expected to fall overnight.

The City of Kenora advises that the following services or locations have been closed:

– The town hall is closed today and the phones will not answer. Residents can leave a message at 807-467-2000 and staff will record your call and respond as soon as possible, or email [email protected] City Hall reopens on Tuesday.

– The Aquatic Center will close at 3 p.m. today and evening swimming lessons are postponed to May 3.

– City Transit closed today and the city is reminding residents that there is no service on Good Friday.

– Selective collection and garbage collection are canceled today, but the transfer station remains open until 5:30 p.m.

– The Kenora Public Library closed today due to weather.

– The Muse Museum – Lake of the Woods and the Douglas Family Art Center have also closed and plan to reopen on Saturday.

– The City of Kenora’s operations building will be closed on Thursday and will reopen to the public on Tuesday. Phone lines are being monitored at 807-467-2097 to respond to concerns.

Additionally, the City of Kenora’s significant weather event continues today, and drivers are urged to avoid local roads if you don’t have to travel. Winter maintenance service delays are to be expected and residents are asked to use caution on all roads and sidewalks.

The Department of Transportation closed Highway 17 between the Manitoba border and Shabaqua Corners earlier this morning due to conditions, as well as Highway 502 and Highway 11 from Fort Frances to Shabaqua.

Students in the Keewatin-Patricia and Kenora Catholic School Boards are having an extra-long Easter weekend as all schools are closed today and plan to reopen by Tuesday.

Residents are reminded to move their vehicles so they don’t get stuck when snowplows pass.