Media Alert: Snow Operations, Cold Weather Relief and Transit Updates

Snow Operations Update
Weather conditions currently vary greatly across the City. Where the north end of the City has received some snow and is relatively clear, the south end of the City has been greatly impacted, along with neighbouring municipalities of Fort Erie, Wainfleet and Port Colborne that are now under States of Emergency. Conditions south of McLeod Road in Niagara Falls remain blizzard-like, including blowing snow, white-out conditions, and at times zero visibility. Extremely hazardous driving conditions exist, and a travel advisory for roads south of McLeod has been issued by the City.

All City of Niagara Falls snow operation crews are presently working on a priority basis, starting with the most highly impacted areas of the City. These efforts are being hampered by heavy drifts, parked cars and poor visibility. Crews need to be able to see the roads to clear them, and crew safety is of great concern.

Please help us help you by staying off the roads, particularly in the south end of the City. Thank you for your cooperation!

Cold Weather Relief Update
The Overnight Shelter - Start Me Up Niagara (5925 Summer Street) is open now and will be open all day on Christmas Day for winter storm relief.

Visit niagarafalls.ca/living/winter/cold-weather-relief.aspx for more information.

Transit Update
Please be aware that, effective at 9 pm, all City of Niagara Falls Transit/WEGO services are cancelled for the night. Service to the Chippawa area has already been suspended for the day.

All Regional Transit service to Fort Erie has been suspended. The remainder of Regional Transit service between Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, and Welland is on a reduced service schedule.

Subscribe to the Winter Storm Response page for updates.

For more information, please contact:
Jo Zambito
Fire Chief
Niagara Falls Fire Department
[email protected]

Posted on: 12/24/2022 3:01 PM - Category: Media Releases