‘Travel will be extremely hazardous’: Up to 40 cm of snow possible in Hamilton


Published February 16, 2021 at 3:13 am


Some parts of Hamilton could see up to 40 cm of snow from tonight’s winter storm, according to Environment Canada.

The widespread storm is expected to impact the entire region and persist into Tuesday morning, where at least 25 cm of snow is expected.

“Even higher amounts of snow may be possible, up to 40 centimetres, in some locations due to extra moisture coming off Lake Ontario. Locally higher amounts may also occur on the higher elevations of the escarpment,” Environment Canada reports.

Additionally, northeast winds gusting near 50 km/h and blowing snow are expected to result in very poor visibility, especially from midnight to Tuesday afternoon.

“Travel will be extremely hazardous until the snow moves east of the region on Tuesday morning. Local blowing snow may persist until Tuesday afternoon.”

There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

Residents are advised to consider postponing non-essential travel until weather conditions improve.

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