'Significant snowfall' up to 25 cm coming for Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara region
Environment Canada is warning of reduced visibility and poor travel conditions
Environment Canada is warning Hamilton, Burlington and the Niagara region to brace for a "significant snowfall" Monday.
The government weather authority has issued a snowfall warning for the region, saying 15 to 25 cm are forecast to fall.
Snow is expected to move into the area in the morning with some areas likely to have 15 cm dumped on them by Monday night.
"Gusty" northeast winds will whip off Lake Ontario and, combined with the "higher terrain" of the Niagara Escarpment, mean some spots between Hamilton and northern Niagara could see enhanced snowfall up to 25 cm, according to Environment Canada.
The anticipated snowfall is the result of a low-pressure system that will track south across the Great Lakes.
"Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions," stated the warning, which says roads and walkways may become harder to navigate as snow builds up. "There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop."