A SnowPORTant Mission

On February 1, 2019 our Communications Officer joined Chris Alek, a City snow plow operator for the past 17 years. Watch snow plow operations in the country here:

 
 

Winter Control Activities

December 11, 2019

3:30 p.m.

All weather warnings, including the snow squall watch, have been lifted for Port Colborne.

We have a full crew of plows out on the primary roadways and, once completed, will move into the secondary roadways. Once crews have completed a full plow of the city they will then perform a complete sanding of roadways.

See snow? Go slow! Please drive according to changing road conditions and be sure to leave adequate stopping distance as you begin your evening commute.


9:15 a.m.

Operations currently has five sanders on our roadways. Sidewalk crews are also working on both the east and west side of the city amd in the downtown area. Parks crews are also clearning parking lots and sidewalks at all City facilities.


9 a.m.

Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate.

An intensifying snow squall band is over the region.
A snow squall along the lake Erie shoreline and across Fort Erie will give local snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 centimetres this morning. Reduced visibilities and hazardous travel is expected today.
The snow squall will likely continue to move slowly northward this morning then move southward and out of the region this afternoon.
Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.