Town of Bracebridge Public Works crews continue to clear fallen trees and debris from roadways and public property. This operation will carry over into tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
As the forecast changes, residents are reminded to monitor their property as the snow starts to melt. Remove any leaves or debris from drains and roadways to allow water to flow and drain freely. For more information on flood safety and preparation, visit bracebridge.ca/emergencypreparedness.
If you see a fallen power line, always assume they are live. The ground around the downed power lines may be electrified. Stay 10 metres (33 ft) or more away from downed overhead power lines. You can be seriously hurt or killed if you make contact with electricity. To report fallen power lines or a power outage, contact Lakeland Power at 1-833-867-3777 or Hydro One at 1-800-434-1235 depending on your service provider.
Power has returned to many areas of Bracebridge, however some areas are still waiting to be restored. Lakeland Power continues to work with Hydro One to restore power to the affected areas as soon as possible. For updates on the outages, visit outages.lakelandpower.on.ca and the Hydro One Storm Centre.
The Bracebridge Sportsplex and Memorial Arena are currently closed to the public due to the power outage. All program registrants have been contacted. Both facilities will reopen to the public during their regular business hours on Friday, October 21.
Be a good neighbour
Take the opportunity to check in on your neighbours and those that are vulnerable while the power remains out in areas throughout Bracebridge.
Health and safety
During and after a power outage it is important to consider the safety of your food and water to protect against any food or waterborne illnesses. For more information on food safety during a power outage, visit Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit.
If residents are in danger, they should call 9-1-1 immediately. For more information on staying safe and emergency preparedness, visit bracebridge.ca/emergencypreparedness.