Jennifer Moore – The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton and southern Ontario are bracing for a winter storm on Wednesday.
Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning Tuesday afternoon, calling for 15 to 20 centimeters of snow starting late Wednesday morning and continuing through Thursday.
Niagara schools are also open, but transportation is canceled for the District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic District School Board.
The Hamilton Conservation Authority said in a tweet on Wednesday morning that it had closed Tew Falls in the Spencer Gorge Conservation Area due to weather.
Environment Canada’s alert warns of rapid snow accumulation, reduced visibility and the possibility of power outages.
“A depression in Texas will bring heavy snow to the region starting late morning. The heavy snowfall will end early Thursday morning,” the weather service said.
The City of Hamilton tweeted just before 10 a.m. that crews are focused on clearing escarpment access and Priority 1 and 2 roads and bike paths.
The location of the city’s snowplows can be tracked at hamilton.plowtracker.com.
And don’t put those shovels away – there’s more snow forecast for the weekend.