Weather Related Challenges
Editor: Patrick Arbuthnot
Our friends at the City have had plenty to deal with because of the severe ice storm that occurred on Dec 19th/20th. We have been inconvenienced somewhat, but ours is an inconvenience to our extracurricular activity, not our home life, not our jobs.
Below is a recap of what they faced and where we are as of today…
- The power was disabled within the Park on December 21st as the result of the ice storm that hit Brampton.
- It was first thought that two electrical poles were downed on Bramalea as a result of the ice on the power lines and poles.
- Bramalea Road was closed for about week and the main entrance to the Curling/Tennis Club was closed because of downed power lines until January 6th, 2014
- Power was out at the Curling/Tennis Club, Chalet, Barn and Greenhouse…all feed from the Bramalea Road power line. Rest of the park is fed from Central Park Drive.
- Hydro did not start working on these repairs right away as they concentrated on restoring hydro to the homes that lost power first.
- We were first told that the power would be restored by December 26th…I believe when work did begin it was realized that there were closer to 10 poles that were snapped and new lines needed to be run. Bigger job than what was initially anticipated.
- We brought in a generator to ensure we did not lose the ice…this generator could power up one compressor to maintain the floor temperature.
- We were then told that the power would be restored on the 30th of December…
- On December 30th we were told end of the week
- On Jan 6th we were told we were looking at possibly another week because of the cold temperatures
- A decision was then made to move two 300 KVA Generators in to power up the Curling/Tennis Club and the Chalet.
- The installation was completed at 11:30 pm Monday January 6th.
- Ice Maintenance has begun and Dave Caruthers will have everything back in shape for League play on Thursday January 9th.