Winter Safety

MTO Plows ahead with more online safety information

To help drivers plan ahead this year, Ontario has expanded Track My Plow to all 20 of the province's winter maintenance contract areas, helping more people track the location of snowplows in their area. With more than 1,100 pieces of winter maintenance equipment on provincial highways to help fight winter storms, drivers are reminded to give them plenty of room and never pass a working snowplow.

Ontario has also added a new "forecasted road conditions" feature to Ontario 511 that predicts road conditions based on forecasted weather, precipitation, wind and temperature to help drivers plan their routes. The traveler information service also includes current reported road conditions, traffic cameras, weather cameras and more to help drivers stay informed. 

City of Ottawa Winter e-Alerts

How do I sign up to receive e-Alerts or Twitter notifications of overnight parking restrictions? Start by visiting the web page

For e-Alerts, follow the instructions provided, entering your e-mail, first name, last name and newsletter preferences. Once you hit “subscribe,” you will receive an e-mail asking that you confirm the subscription.

For Twitter, you must first have a Twitter account. If you don’t have an account, simply click on the “Sign up” link located at the right-hand side of the screen. From the Ottawa Twitter page click "Follow".

How do I receive Twitter notifications on my cell phone?
While logged into your Twitter account, go to “Profile and settings.” Click on the tab named “Mobile.” Read the information on the right-hand of the screen and enter the required information. Now you don’t need to be near your computer to receive notification of overnight parking restrictions!

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