Significant snowfall warning in effect for Niagara

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning on Sunday, Nov. 10/2019, saying that up to 25 cm of snow is expected to begin early morning Monday, Nov. 11/2019 and fall into Monday night.

“Snow will move into the region early Monday morning with all areas likely to receive accumulations of 15 cm by late Monday night. Gusty northeast winds off of Lake Ontario combined with the higher terrain of the Niagara Escarpment will lead to snowfall enhancement locally from near Hamilton eastward across northern Niagara. These areas could see snowfall amounts near 25 cm by late Monday night,” the warning said.

The warning says that travel will be impacted at accumulating snow and local reduced visibility with blowing snow will be affecting drivers Monday.

“This snowfall is due to a developing low-pressure system which will track south of the lower Great Lakes on Monday,” the warning said.

“Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow,” the warning said. “There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.”