Snow and icebergs swept through Burlington Skyway, shut down schools and canceled city programs because the winter storm continued to shake Hamilton.
The provincial police warn drivers who are preparing for a home trip to take it slowly.
"We're still dealing with snow, freezing glacial beads and rain at this point," Sgt. Kerry Schmidt. "It's going to be like this almost all day."
He warned drivers to follow the set speed limits on wet roads.
Hamilton's public and Catholic schools, together with the Mohawk College and McMaster University, were closed on Tuesday after the environment Canada issued a warning about the winter storm for the city.
Local libraries and city programs were canceled due to the worsening of time, while waste disposal was postponed and public transport delayed.
Traffic related to Fort Erie at Skyway was also blocked about two hours before the collision occurred.
The weather agency says: "There are some dangerous winter conditions expected. Today's winter storm is expected in the evening with a combination of 10 to 20 cm snow, glacial beads and ice rains."
Environment Canada says strong east winds are also expected to reach 80 km / h.
The agency warned that snow and local snow would begin on Tuesday morning. It is expected that the snow will cross iceballs and then on ice in the ice this afternoon. Rain Rain may take a few hours before changing in rain or snow in the evening.
The total amount of snow and ice from 10 to 20 cm is possible before the end of Wednesday, the agency says, and the storm is linked to "Colorado Low, which will cross South Ontario on Wednesday Wednesday."
Here's a list of school closures:
Hamilton-Wentworth County School Board: All schools are closed and transportation is canceled.
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic School Board: All schools are closed and transportation is canceled.
McMaster University: Closed.
Mohawk College: Closed. All teaching activities have also been canceled.
Toronto University in Mississauga: Closed
Brock University: Closed. All daily lessons and activities planned for today have been canceled. School officials monitor the situation and announce evening classes and activities up to 15 hours.
Redeemer of the University: Closed
Halton District School Board: Closed.
Catholic School Board Halton: Closed.
Niagara District School Board: Closed
The Nigerian Catholic School Board: Closed
Peel District School Board: Closed
Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board: Closed
Providence Christian School: Closed.
Delays in public transport
HSR experiences delays on multiple routes, and DARTS sees "significant delays".
Drivers are told to leave extra time to arrive where they are traveling.
The customer service at GO Hunter Street will also be closed at 15 o'clock.
Closing city roads in Hamilton
The city says: "The crews were all night preparing for the upcoming storm – tracking the road and weather conditions, focusing on the removal of ice on the road and preparing equipment for use, and the service will continue until the LOS approves the council. plow tracking devices to see the progress of our winter maintenance vehicles. "
All the QEW boundaries associated with Fort Erie were blocked at Burlington Skyway about an hour, but the road cleared around 11:30 and reopened.
It is also closed or canceled
Clinical services at the Waterdown polyclinic for sexual health, the Notre Dame Children's Home and on the AIDS network have been canceled today due to weather conditions.
Hamilton Public Library: Closed. All programs, events, and station books are canceled.
Burlington Public Library: Closed.
Neighbor Neighborhood Center: Closed
YWCA Hamilton: YWCA Street Hamilton MacNab is closed and all non-essential YWCA Hamilton programs have been canceled.
YMCA: All YMCA childcare centers across Hamilton, Burlington and Brantford are closed today.
McMaster Family Practice: Closed
Bishop of Niagara: Closed
Canadian Health and Safety Center: Closed
Cancer Program: Closed.
Meeting the Community of Waterdown: Annulled.
Environment Hamilton: Spreading workshops scheduled for tonight were postponed to February 19 at 5 pm. at the Environmental Office Hamilton in Wilson Street 22.
Mental Health Coalition: Closed
Hamilton Conservatory of Art: All classes are canceled.
Innovation Factory: closed.
Red Hill Family Center: Open, however, the taxi service has been canceled.
Offices in Ontario: Open.
Macassa Lodge: Open Day Program for Adults.
Watch on the waterfront
The city warns of "dangerous conditions" along the Trail Trail in Stoney Creek.
High Waves and Ice Accumulation in Lake Ontario mean that people should avoid the trail from the Burlington Bridge to Millen Road.
Dangerous conditions on the Rivi Trail this afternoon #StoneyCreek due to high waves and ice accumulation outside Lake Ontario – avoid using the Burlington to Millen Rd liftway. #HamOntSnow #HamOnt #ONStorm pic.twitter.com/gGF2b4mqrZ
Collection of waste
Waste collection: Delayed. All recycling collections will be completed. Garbage and green carriages will take place in the lower town. Dundas & Flamborough bitch is postponed. The city says, "If you do not gather until 18:00 today, please bring it and put it on Thursday morning."
Here are some tips for putting the recycling and garbage in the strong winds:
- Place the toughest objects on the top of the blue box to spot lighter objects.
- Place the paper or card in the blue box instead of loading it.
- Keep recycled under the edge of the blue box.
- Do not use the trash bin – use the bag so that the container does not smoke when it is empty.
Residents who want to keep their recycling up to the next scheduled collection date can do it, claims the city. There is no limit on the amount of recycling that can be omitted each week.