The City of Ottawa special advisory issues restriction on over night parking. Due to weather conditions and snow falls the restrictions are in effect from 1:00am to 7:00am.
For more updates visit City of Ottawa website.
"Full Winter Gear is a Definite Necessity." [The Weather Network]. 25cm Snow for #Ottawa is Trending.
As the Nor'easter's impact reaches Ottawa.The OttawaSnowBlowers.com Team of Experts stand by to help with preparing for Snow in Ottawa Region.
Now that winter is upon us, cleaning snow can be a daunting task for most residence. Especially in more recent winters our region has received it’s fair share of snowfall and storms. It’s important to be prepared with the right tools to weather any storm safely.
Safety while using a snowblower:
After experiencing one of the worst winters in Canada this past year, it’s no wonder that over a third of Canadians are feeling nervous about the upcoming winter season*. Related pages for Ottawa Snow Thrower Selector Whether it’s buying a snow thrower, a better shovel or salt; or looking into paid options for snow removal, 41 per cent of Canadians are planning to take proactive steps this year to better prepare for the upcoming season.
“Early reports are in, and while we may not experience the same frigid temperatures as we did last year, it’s clear that Canadians should be prepared for another year of extreme weather,” says Dr. Bell, Professor Emeritus and former Dean, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. If there is one thing that we learned from last winter, it is that a devastating snow storm can hit at any time. It is important for Canadians to think ahead and get the tools they need now so that they are well prepared for the potentially harsh winter ahead. For the growing number of seniors, appropriate preparations are crucial.”
Over a quarter of Canadians admitted to feeling unprepared for the harshness of last winter. And it’s no surprise that provinces that were among the hardest hit last year (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Ontario) are the ones that felt most unprepared for this past winter. When it comes to tackling snow this past winter, 62 per cent of Canadians did their own snow removal; however, 4 in 10 struggled to get the job done last winter.
“Our research indicates that 56 per cent of Canadians have either hurt their back or felt sore after shoveling snow” says Michelle Sordi, Husqvarna Canada. “Our high quality tools are expertly crafted to tackle Canadian winters and make them more manageable. With an entirely revamped line of snow removal products, Canadians can count on our products to help them better prepare for the winter ahead.”
Looking for advice on snow tools in Ottawa visit: OttawaSnowBlowers.com or Call 1-800-610-5635
* According to a survey of 1501 Canadians conducted between September 22 and 25, 2014 by Leger online panel, LegerWeb, with a margin of error of +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20
OTTAWA — Friday isn’t expected to be Ottawa’s coldest December day — but it could be one of the stormiest.
A snowfall warning for Ottawa was updated to a winter storm warning by Environment Canada Thursday afternoon.
“We haven’t seen a storm like this for a while, so some people may have forgotten what a real storm looks like,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell.
He said Ottawa hasn’t experienced a similar storm in over a year.
Twenty to 25 centimetres of snow is expected to fall between early morning and late Friday evening, with winds of 40-60 km/h that may cause blowing snow and low to no visibility. A high of 0 and low of -3 are expected.
“Morning’s rush hour will be extremely treacherous,” said Kimbell, urging people to avoid driving if possible. “It will be very messy with about 10-15 cm already fallen by the time people wake up.”
The heaviest snow will fall overnight, but snow will continue through the day and may be mixed with rain late Friday afternoon as temperatures creep above zero, said Kimbell,
OTTAWA — Winter overnight parking regulations take effect Thursday and remain in effect throughout the City of Ottawa until April 1.
Parking is prohibited on city streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. any time seven centimetres or more of snow is forecast by Environment Canada. The parking ban includes days when the snow is forecast to fall within a range that might exceed seven centimetres, such as five to 10 centimeters. Read more...
Why do I need to pay attention to the fuel?
If you buy your gas at a gas station in North America then more than likely what you are buying contains corn-based ethanol.
Because today’s gasoline contains ethanol and alcohol, it absorbs water if exposed to air. In many cases the operator is unaware that their gasoline has become contaminated with water and unintentionally pours it into their unit. This is because your fuel mixture will separate into layers if it contains a high enough percentage of water. If you don’t shake your mixture, you may unintentionally pour a damaging concentration of water into your unit. Always vigorously shake the fuel mixture immediately before pouring. Always stabilize your fuel to minimize this problem.
Ethanol fuel or ethyl alcohol is an alcohol additive that is commonly used in nearly all gasoline. It is derived from renewable resources such as corn, sugarcane and wheat. We recommend using at least 89- octane which is the mid-grade between medium and premium gasoline. Fuel that is labelled E-15, E-20, E-85 and Diesel fuel are not acceptable fuels and will cause significant damage to outdoor power equipment.
Possible Symptoms related to fuel:
> engine is difficult to start
> engine starts but doesn't run smooth
> gas is leaking from carburetor
> Cracked/damaged fuel line
If any of these symptoms apply to your equipment, it may require a carburetor overhaul. After carburetor has been overhauled, follow the following preventative steps to avoid the problem in the future.
PREVENTATIVE ACTION STEPS RECOMMENDED:
1. DO NOT use any old gas sitting in your fuel container for more than 30 days.
2. Get some premium (at least 89 octane) fresh fuel. Only get enough for the season.
3. Add fuel stabilizer into the fuel container as soon as you get the gas.
(use stabilizer with advanced formula that can treat ethanol blend)
4. Storage procedure:
a. Fill up gas tank to the top
b. Add some more fuel stabilizer to the gas tank.
c. Run machine for 2-3 minutes to circulate fuel. Store machine safely.
Related Post: http://www.ottawachainsaws.com/1/post/2012/08/what-type-of-fuel-to-use-avoid-gas-with-ethanol.html
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