After crashes, closures and power outages, winter storm ends this morning
Most schools across HWDSB and HWCDSB remain open
The winter storm that made its way through Hamilton and Niagara last night is expected to end this morning, leaving in its path some snowy and slushy conditions on the roads and sidewalks as well as power outages across the region.
Periods of snow are expected to end this morning, followed by a mix of sun and cloud, according to Environment Canada.
Earlier Monday, there were power outages in some parts of the region around Hamilton, Stoney Creek, and St. Catharines. Alectra crews are working on restoring power.
Alectra also advises their online outage map is down.
Schools remain open, highways congested
Most schools in the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the Catholic District School Board are open. Buses are also running for both school boards.
Tapleytown school is closed due to a power outage at the school. Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Elementary School in Winona is closed also due to a power outage.
All Hamilton Public Libraries are open today.
There have been about 500 crashes in the GTA in the past 24 hours, according to Sgt. Kerry Schmidt with the OPP. Traffic on most of the 400 series highways are slow this morning due to poor weather conditions.
The City of Hamilton advises that crews will be clearing priority roads first, followed by residential roads, sidewalks, bus stops, and school sidewalks.