"Manitou received a record snowfall this week between December twenty-third and today. This has caused some traffic delays but city crews are working dilligently on this holiday to clear the snowfall from main pathways" said Winter Silversmith CAO Manitou Tourism.
The city was prepared for a snowy winter and has closed off the Meaford boardwalk and a couple secondary pathways to contain excess snow piles. "We are using the riverways for excess snow but we are keeping them accessible to skaters and pedestrians" said Bill D'Rite of Manitou Public Utilities. Signage will be posted in closed areas to re-direct traffic.
"The city of Manitou receives a decent amount of snow each season with the bulk of it falling in Meaford and Massey districts. The coldest region, also the highest, is Muskoka and it receives snowfall first as it did this year. The mildest district is Manitou where the south-east parcels are last to receive any snowfall" said Stormy Waters of Environment Manitou. The cold weather in winter will keep the excess snow piles around the city until February or March when spring arrives.
Stats from this weeks' snowfall event (December 23 to 25):
Meaford district 49 centimetres (19.2 inches)
Manitou 38 centimetres (14.9 inches)
Massey 42 centimetres (16.6 inches)
Midland 32 centimetres (12.6 inches)
Muskoka 8 centimetres (3.2 inches)
Minesing 12 centimetres (4.7 inches)
Mud River 8 centimetres (3.2 inches)
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