Burlington closes road ahead of salamander migration

The city of Burlington is getting ready for the annual trek of the endangered Jefferson salamander.
The city will be temporarily closing King Road starting today to allow for the safe passage of the amphibians during their breeding season.
Burlington has been closing the same road for about three weeks a year since 2012, in order to help the salamanders safely reach ponds along the Niagara escarpment.
York Region  is also pitching in to help, and has built a series of tunnels under roads to help increase the survival of the rare amphibian.