Niagara Region under rush-hour snow alert from weather agency


Published March 29, 2023 at 2:51 pm

While most other areas in the GTA have already received their warning, Environment Canada is now calling for snowy conditions on the drive home tonight (March 29).

The winter weather travel advisory is now in effect for late this afternoon and this evening, said the weather agency, saying they expect “reduced visibility in heavy wet snow. Slippery conditions due to wet roads and rapidly falling temperatures.”

Environment Canada said a “sharp cold front will move through southern Ontario late today, bringing with it a burst of heavy wet snow. Wind along the front may gust as high as 70 km/h. This combination of snow and strong winds may create a period of challenging driving conditions.”

“Local snowfall amounts of one or two cm are possible. In addition, a sudden drop in temperature in the wake of the cold front could cause roads, sidewalks and parking lots to become slippery.”

“Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.”

Both Niagara and Haldimand County are lumped together in the latest advisory.

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