Managing the Event

Be aware that ice, branches or power lines can continue to break and fall for several hours after the end of an ice storm.

Never approach downed or hanging power lines as they could be charged (live) and you could be electrocuted. Stay back at least 33 feet (10 metres) from wires or anything in contact with them. Report the line down to your local power company.

If excessive snow accumulates on roofs or a roof shows signs of distress, arrange for safe snow removal.

Check that generator is functioning and has adequate fuel.