WEATHER | Spring snow storm hits Niagara

A Special Weather Statement continues for southern Niagara as we get hit with a spring snow storm.

Snow is falling across the entire region this morning and some areas are experiencing black ice sparking crashes across the region.

A serious crash forced the closure on the QEW Toronto bound in Niagara Falls this morning at Lyons Creek Road.

The highway was closed for close to an hour and has since reopened.

OPP Sergeant Kerry Schmidt tells CKTB the multi-vehicle crash sent one person to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The weather system will move through the region today with strong winds and snow turning to rain.

Environment Canada says the Special Weather statement applies to only south Niagara which will experience severe 80 km/hr southwesterly winds early this afternoon and this evening before calming down to 50 km/hr later tonight.

High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Isolated power outages are possible.

North Niagara will see snow change to rain showers near noon today and winds peak up to 70 km/hr this afternoon and tonight.