Winter Storm Warning for Niagara Falls

Environment Canada has issued a Weather Warning for the Niagara Region:
Plunging tempatures are expected to bring icy conditions this afternoon followed by accumulating snow. Rain will change to snow this afternoon as temperatures plummet with the passage of a cold front. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots could become icy and slippery. Extra care and time should be taken when walking or driving in affected areas.

The snow will continue tonight as the region will be on the northwest edge of a major winter storm. Depending on the exact storm track, snowfall amounts could be anywhere in the 4 to 10 cm range.

Environment Canada will continue to monitor this evolving storm.

On-Street Parking

Residents are reminded not to park on the street during a snowstorm while snow clearing operations are underway. Parked cars make plowing difficult, and sometimes impossible. If vehicles are not removed from City streets during plowing, and are found to contravene the Overnight Parking by-law, they will be towed. With your help, winter maintenance crews can plow snow faster and more efficiently and you will reduce the chances of having to dig your car out of a snow drift.

Snow Plow Operations

Snow plows have no place to push the snow except to the curb or shoulder of the road. Sometimes this happens just after you have finished shovelling. We appreciate that this can be frustrating; however, we ask your cooperation in clearing the snow without placing it on the roadway. It is illegal to push snow from your property onto the street. If you hire a private contractor to clear your driveway, make sure the contractor does not push snow into the travelled portion of the roadway, or fill in sidewalks.

For more information on winter roadway service and maintenance levels in the City, visit the Winter Maintenance page.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

Posted on: 1/12/2018 3:00 PM - Category: In the News