Winter Storm Update

Notice Ended

This notice has expired and is no longer current.

Effective Dates

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Type

Snowplow Operation

Status Updates

Thu, Jan 20, 2022 7:04 AM

ROADS

Municipal Crews concluded snow plow operations late afternoon/evening after our extreme storm event that started early morning hours Monday.  A full sanding/salting operation was conducted during the evening hours.

 

Crews will continue to patrol residential neighbourhoods to ensure all roadways are passable.  Residential concerns are being investigate and addressed as necessary.

 

Snow lifts will begin during our overnight ours to clear around Hospital, Transit hubs and bridge decks.  This will take several nights, please expect one lane of traffic or detours during these operations.

 

SIDEWALKS

Sidewalk plows continue to tackle our designated sidewalk winter clearing routes.  It is slow going with some curb faced sidewalk being used as snow storage, residents clearing driveway aprons and piling on sidewalks. 

 

PARKS/TRAILS

All designated walking trails have been cleared.  Fireman's Park and F.H. Leslie Park parking lots have been cleared for those wishing to toboggan. 

 

Ice rinks are being cleared of the high volume of snow to assist our volunteer groups in maintaining the various rinks throughout the City.  Currently Maple Street Park and Fernwood Park are clear.  Staff will be working on John Allan Park and Preakness Park today.  Further updates will be posted as areas are cleared for recreational use.

 

Please drive according to road conditions as warmer temperatures yesterday caused run off (melt) as temperatures dropped throughout the evening and overnight causing slippery conditions. 

 

Municipal Team will assess all operations and further updates will be sent as necessary.

 

 

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