The Niagara Region has been put under a winter weather travel advisory by Environment Canada for Tuesday. The alert advises residents to prepare for changing and deteriorating travel conditions and urges them to delay non-essential travel until the weather improves. It also encourages them to be cautious when walking or driving in the impacted areas.
The national weather organization predicts heavy snow locally with an accumulation of between five to ten centimetres, and an hourly snowfall rate of one to two centimetres. The snowfall is expected to begin in the morning and cease by evening. The warning also notes that the snow may be mixed with ice pellets at some point, and is expected to lighten into rain or drizzle later in the evening.
Despite the weather advisory, the Niagara Student Transportation Services stated that school buses will operate today. To find out about potential delays, residents can visit the NSTS website.