Winter is coming! City crews prepare for Adverse Weather

Niagara Falls, ON, November 16, 2016 - You may have seen a snow plow drive by over the weekend, and scratched your head, because the weather showed no indication of an incoming storm. Did you know that the City of Niagara Falls works year round to prepare for adverse weather? In an effort to lessen the harmful impacts of any potential storm and to ensure City crews are prepared, the City’s Municipal Works department began full, regular shifts this past weekend to:

  • Exercise equipment to identify and fix any mechanical defects
  • Orient operators on new routes and equipment
  • Identify raised manholes in efforts to minimize damage to machines
  • Continue the installation of snow markers
  • Continue the installation of snow fences

These shifts will continue throughout the course of the winter season. On the onset of a forecasted storm, City crews will lay anti-icing material on main roadways, bridge decks, and hills. In 2015, the City switched to a new anti-icing material that is better reacting, better for the environment, and less damaging to infrastructure.


The City would like to remind residents that we are into the winter season, and to regularly check Environment Canada’s forecasts for anticipated adverse weather. Regular enforcement of the City’s overnight parking by-law has commenced, and will continue until April 2017.


For additional information visit the City’s Winter Maintenance and Snowplow Operations page.
Sign up to the City’s E-Newsletter to be notified of City closures during the winter months.

For more information, contact:

John Morocco, Operations Superintendent
Municipal Works, City of Niagara Falls
Phone: 905-356-7521 ext 6511
Email: johnmorocco@niagarafalls.ca 

Posted on: 11/16/2016 9:02 AM - Category: Media Releases