STORM | Warning has ended but clean up begins in Niagara

The storm is over, but the clean up begins.

Niagara residents are shovelling heavy snow, maneuvering snow covered roads, and even dealing with fallen trees in backyards following the March storm.

Environment Canada's Geoff Coulson tells CKTB the low pressure system that moved across Niagara last night, overnight and this morning dumped around 20 cm of snow on the region.

Early snowfall accumulations across Niagara show that Grimsby's escarpment area received 26 cm, St.Catharines recorded 21 cm, and Welland was left with 19 cm.

While most highways in Niagara are clear, rural roads and secondary roads are still waiting for the plows to move through the areas.

Another issue with this heavy snowfall is that traffic lights are covered and some are not visible.

Police say when approaching an intersection and you can't see the lights, proceed with caution and treat as a four-way stop.

Niagara Regional Police say there are a number of minor collisions at this time.

Police are asking drivers to report minor collisions to reporting centres across the region in Niagara Falls, Welland and St. Catharines if possible when there are minor injuries and cars are drivable.

 If needed, drivers can always call 911.

The collision reporting centre information can be found at this link:

https://www.niagarapolice.ca/en/whatwedo/collisionreportingcenter.asp

The other issue is fallen trees and branches with the sheer weight of the snow.

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