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he deactivation will take effect on March 1, 2023 at 6 a.m.

Extreme weather response to be lifted

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With temperatures expected to improve in the next few days, the City of Edmonton will deactivate its extreme weather response. The deactivation will take effect on March 1, 2023 at 6 a.m.
The extreme weather response was activated on Monday, February 20, 2023, due to the extreme cold. Edmonton Transit Service has been operating a dedicated overnight transportation service on three routes between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. to transport people to shelters with capacity.
Beyond the extreme weather response, when the temperature is below -10 C, ETS will continue to operate a shuttle bus to help vulnerable people find a warm, safe place to go each night. The shuttle runs daily from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and will remain operational as long as temperatures remain colder than -10 C.
In addition, with support from the City, the Boyle Street Community Services Warming Bus will continue to operate throughout the winter regardless of temperature from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
If you are concerned about someone outside in the cold, there are steps you can take at any time to help:
  • Call 911 for someone in serious distress or in cases of emergency.
  • Call 211, press 3 for 24/7 Crisis Diversion non-emergency support for shelter, intoxication and mental health.

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