Winter storm continues bringing closures across Region
Tuesday’s winter storm is forcing closures all across the region.
The following Municipal facilities in Port Colborne are closed Tuesday, March 14: Roselawn Centre, Port Colborne Public Library, Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum, Sugarloaf Marina office and Port Colborne City Hall. Currently the Vale Health and Wellness Centre is open, however some programs are cancelled.
All programs and services for the Niagara Region have been cancelled, transit is still running, but expect delays. Garbage collection for today has been postponed until Saturday, March 18. For all closure information see www.niagararegion.ca
- The Town of Fort Erie town hall is open, however Fort Erie Transit has been cancelled.
- The Town of Pelham municipal offices are closed and the Town of Pelham Transit has been cancelled for today but will resume tomorrow.
- Wainfleet Township municipal offices are closed.
- Seaway Mall in Welland is open, however some stores are closed. It is advised to call ahead to see if your destination is open.
- St. Catharines City Hall and all administrative and recreation facilities will be closed today. St. Catharines Transit will be running; however, riders are advised that buses may run behind schedule due to the weather.
- Niagara College is closed. Staff and students are asked to monitor the Niagara College website http://www.niagaracollege.ca and social media for the status of College operations for Wednesday, March 15.
- All classes and activities planned for Brock University’s main campus, as well as those at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and the Hamilton campus are cancelled Tuesday. The buildings are closed for the day and only essential services, such as dining for students in residences, will be provided. Watch Brocku.ca for updates on when the regular schedule will resume.
Winter Storm Warning from Environment Canada
Heavy snowfall with blowing snow is expected.
Winter Storm today and tonight.
A weather system tracking south of the Great Lakes has brought a significant snowfall to the Niagara Peninsula. Strong and gusty northeasterly winds are picking up extra moisture from Lake Ontario, resulting in snow heavy at times for many areas today and tonight.
Widespread total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are expected, with a few locally higher amounts possible.
Strong and gusty northeasterly winds will whip up the freshly fallen snow resulting in widespread very low to at times nil visibility in blowing snow.
Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected to continue today and tonight. Travel is not recommended.
The snow will end on Wednesday morning as the winter storm moves away to the northeast.
There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.