March 13: Inclement weather expected for Niagara and surrounding area

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Niagara and the surrounding area.

Heavy snowfall is in the forecast for Tuesday, March 14. Snow is expected to develop during the day today (Monday, March 13) and continue into Tuesday night. Snow will remain fairly light through the day but some areas may receive 5 cm by this evening. The heaviest snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. While total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected, some areas in the Hamilton to Niagara corridor could see locally higher amounts of 30 cm.

Northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h are also expected this evening into Tuesday resulting in widespread blowing snow.

Travel conditions may become hazardous as a result of snow and blowing snow.

Staff, students and visitors should use caution when travelling and plan for extra time to reach their destination Tuesday morning.

College staff and our winter service provider will monitor the weather and salt walkways and parking lots as required.

Staff and students are reminded to drive and walk according to road, sidewalk and winter weather conditions and to wear proper footwear and dress appropriately.

As winter maintenance equipment may be operating during school hours please ensure that you stay a safe distance away where possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts issued by Niagara College and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

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