Snowplowing Operation

Notice Ended

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Effective Dates

Monday, January 17, 2022


Snowplow Operation

Status Updates

Mon, Jan 17, 2022 6:05 PM

The snowfall has now concluded, with parts of the City receiving upwards of 40 cm of snow.  Wind conditions are still very gusty and will contribute greatly to blowing and drifting snow this evening and overnight.

Due to the drifting snow, the afternoon crew will continue to address as a priority mainline arterial and collectors all evening to ensure they are safe for motorists.  We will endeavor to also continue with first-passes of streets not yet reached once our mainlines are in good shape.

Starting again at midnight tonight, our full-scale plow operation will resume to ensure that roads are ready for the return of buses, and so that drivers have a safe morning commute.  We anticipate that all roads will have at least a single pass, and many will have multiple passes by tomorrow morning.  We will continue to work throughout the morning on further cleanup, followed by an application of sand.  Sidewalk plow crews will also resume operations tomorrow starting at 5:00 am.

Thank you for your continued support and patience, and stay warm!

Mon, Jan 17, 2022 3:31 PM

The City's municipal crews continue to respond to the winter weather event affecting our area. A full-scale city-wide plowing operation is underway and will continue throughout the evening and into tomorrow morning. Our plowing priorities at this time are our mainline arterial and collector roads. Side streets and cul-de-sacs will be addressed as soon as practically possible, but as expected,  will not be fully completed until we have safely addressed conditions on our higher-order roadways.

We ask for the public's patience and cooperation to ensure everyone's collective safety.  

Residents are reminded not to park on streets to allow plow equipment room to work and to keep a safe distance from plow trucks to allow them to work safely. Residents who intend on traveling should check the weather and leave additional time for travel. Residents are also reminded to adjust their driving habits as they may encounter less than ideal road conditions.

Mon, Jan 17, 2022 5:29 AM

Municipal crews continue to respond to the current weather event affecting our area. Prior to this event anti-icing operations were conducted and overnight crews actively maintained arterial and collector roads.


At 4:00 am crews commenced full scale city wide plowing operations to address residential areas. Crews will continue to actively plow and salt arterial and collector roads as part of this operation.


Sidewalk routes are being plowed and salted as part of this operation. 


The weather system will start tapering down at approximately 10:00 a.m. in our area.  Wind gust of up to 60 km/hr will begin this afternoon causing drifting snow which could impact visibility. 


Crews will continue plowing operations well into the evening with Contractor and City loaders being called out to clear cul-de-sacs and crescents following truck plows last pass on the roadways. 


Residents are asked to stay clear from plowing equipment to allow them to safely perform this work. Also if possible not to park on the street as it may hinder clearing operations.


Residents who are traveling should check weather forecast before doing so and should leave additional time. When traveling drivers should exercise caution as they may encounter less than ideal road conditions.


Should additional actions be required and update will be sent.



Marianne Tikky, CRS-I    Manager of Roadways/Parks    Municipal Works    City of Niagara Falls

3200 Stanley Avenue    Niagara Falls, ON L2E 6S4    (905) 356-7521 ext 4222    Fax 905-356-6460  [email protected]