Port Colborne shuts downtown street to continue snow cleaning efforts


Published January 28, 2022 at 12:03 pm

This image shows which portion of Clarence Street is blocked off today for full snow removal. (Graphic: Port Colborne)

Port Colborne’s main street will shut down today while city staffers continue with their efforts to get piles of snow cleared out.

The 55-cm (two feet) of snow that hit the region two weeks back represents more than a month’s worth and still efforts to clear continue. January usually sees 46-cm drop on Niagara over the course of the month.

Clarence Street between Catharine Street and Elm Street has been cordoned off today from early morning until approximate 2 or 3 pm so crews can work there undisturbed.

The city said in a release, “Public Works crews will be removing snow from the downtown core for approximately the next two weeks, weather dependent. To assist with snow removal, roads and/or parking lots/stalls will be closed as needed.”

They added that access to these closures “will only be provided to emergency vehicles.” If you see closed roads and/or our crews working, please drive with caution for everyone’s safety.

They city continued, “The removal of snow within the downtown core is being completed to ensure there is adequate space available at our roadsides for future snow events. Having open space along our roadsides during future snow events ensures we are not pushing excess snow onto the boulevards and adjacent sidewalks.”

If residents have questions about the street being blocked off for snow removal, they are advised to call 905-835-2900 or email [email protected]

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