Winter weather travel advisory for Hamilton, Niagara Region: Environment Canada

Cars driving along Main Street East in Hamilton Ont. in Dec. 2020. Global News

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for the Hamilton area extending to the Niagara Peninsula.

Meteorologists have predicted between 5 to 10 cm of snow will accumulate between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon with peak snowfall rates at times between 1 to 2 cm per hour.

“Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly,” the agency said in its statement.

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“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.”

The advisory is in effect for Niagara Region, including St. Catharines, as 5 to 10 cm are expected by the time the snowfall comes to an end on Sunday.

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However, amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible over the higher terrain of the Niagara escarpment.

Hamilton’s general forecast on Sunday is calling for periods of snow and a high of only -5 C. The low is expected to hit -11 C.

The city could see another wave of snow Tuesday night through to Wednesday morning.

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