Editorial Cartoon by Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Tuesday March 2, 2016
Winter storm Approaches
A winter storm is expected to hit Hamilton later this afternoon and drop up to 30 cm snow overnight.
Blowing snow, powered by wind gusts of up to 70 km/h/, will create treacherous driving conditions as visibility drops to zero at times.
The snow is expected to begin during the Tuesday evening commute and intensify later tonight.
Environment Canada suggests postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
The forecast suggests the storm will have moved out of the area by midday Wednesday.
In anticipation of the worst storm of the winter so far, evening classes are cancelled at McMaster University, Mohawk College and the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board.
McMaster University will close at 4:30 p.m. today. Mohawk will close at 4 p.m. today, with all evening classes at the Fennell, Stoney Creek and IAHS campuses cancelled.
College officials say a decision will be made by 5:30 a.m. tomorrow about whether Mohawk will remain closed or reopen Wednesday.
All Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board facilities will close at 6 p.m. tonight. All meetings, permits, continuing education courses, night school and ESL adult programs are cancelled.
As part of that, the HWDSB senior elementary basketball championship scheduled for Nora Frances Henderson Secondary School for Tuesday evening has been postponed. Further information regarding the rescheduling of the event will be available on its website as well as Twitter when available. (Source: Hamilton Spectator)