NIAGARA FALLS, ON - With the first potentially significant snowfall of the season forecasted for parts of the Niagara Region, the City of Niagara Falls is prepared to execute its comprehensive winter maintenance plan. As a snow event draws near, City of Niagara Falls staff maintains arterial and collector roads, hills, and mist-affected areas near the Falls to prevent ice. Plowing of arterial and collector roads begins as snow accumulates. When snow depth reaches 8 centimetres, plowing operations commence on all municipal roadways, including residential streets and cul-de-sacs.
Residents are encouraged to use the City’s online Level of Service Locator tool to look up any valid street address and determine the classification levels of the street that their residence or business is located on: niagarafalls.ca/living/winter-maintenance
The City maintains 592 kilometres of roads and 218 kilometres of sidewalks and trails during winter. The following staff and equipment work 24/7 in response to forecasted snowfalls and storms:
- Over 50 personnel
- 23 snowplows
- 6 sidewalk plows
- 5 front-end loaders
The City would like to remind residents that they can support winter storm response efforts by:
- Clearing snow and ice from sidewalks as soon as possible after a snowfall to ensure they are safe for all residents. Lend a hand to those who may not be physically able to shovel.
- Refraining from parking on the street during a snowstorm while snow-clearing operations are underway. Parked cars make plowing difficult and sometimes impossible.
- Keeping a safe distance from plow trucks to allow them to work safely.
- Postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If travel is necessary, check weather conditions, plan additional time and exercise caution.
To learn more about the City’s winter maintenance plan, visit niagarafalls.ca/city-hall/municipal-works/winter-maintenance
For more winter tips, visit niagarafalls.ca/city-hall/municipal-works/winter-tips
For more information, please contact:
City of Niagara Falls
Senior Manager of Roadways and Parks
Municipal Works - Operations