Peak snowfall during rush hour anticipated in Hamilton, prompting travel advisory


Published February 27, 2023 at 5:05 pm

The prospect of snow that “may be heavy at times” has spurred a winter weather travel advisory for Hamilton for Monday afternoon and evening.

Environment and Climate Chance Canada says snowfall that is expected to begin in the afternoon could also become mixed with ice pellets early this evening, and switch to light rain or drizzle by the late evening. There is also a possibility that the snow will come down most heavily during the evening commuting hours.

Strong easterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h are also expected.

“Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather,” ECCC says.

Several city services are closing early.

  • The Dundas Valley School of Art cancelled evening classes starting after 6:30 p.m.
  • Hamilton Public Library locations are closing at 7 p.m.
  • Hamilton-Burlington-Brant YMCA closed classes and facilities, with updates posted at

The Feb. 22 storm that totalled 30.2 mm in precipitation has left Hamilton with about 8 cm of snow cover, after the ground had been bare for much of this month.

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