Public Notice - West Lincoln Declaration of Significant Weather Event Has Ended

The Township of West Lincoln has declared the significant weather event has ended. Township road crews continue to clear roadways and sidewalks as required.

While the weather in West Lincoln has improved, residents are reminded that road conditions in areas outside of our community are still being severely impacted by the current weather system. High winds and visibility remain a concern across Niagara, and extreme blizzard conditions persist in south Niagara.

Northern Niagara remains under a Weather Advisory by Environment Canada.

Please stay safe. Avoid all unnecessary travel, stay home as much as possible and take extra caution during any necessary travel.

Parking is prohibited on Municipal Roadways at any time during a snow event or winter weather advisory. Please keep cars parked in driveways, so as not to impede snow plowing operations.

If you must travel, please remember:

It's Not a Race, Give Plows Space. Plows are extra wide and throw snow and spray, making it difficult to see if the road ahead is clear for passing. If you must drive, the safest place is well behind the plow. Wait for plows to pull over before passing. But don’t accelerate too quickly – the road ahead is unplowed and could be slick or snowy.

Be Nice Driving on Ice. Stopping distance on ice is double that of a dry road. Leave extra space when driving in icy conditions. Approach intersections slowly when they are covered with ice or snow. Use extra caution on bridges and ramps. Ice can form without warning, even if roadways are dry. Watch out for black ice – a thin, nearly invisible coat of ice that can make the road look like shiny new asphalt. Pavement will look grey or white in the winter.

Drive Slow in the Snow. Drive according to weather conditions, not the speed limit. Adjust your speed accordingly and give yourself extra travel time. During a storm, posted speed limits are usually too fast. Conditions can also be unpredictable and change rapidly. Avoid sudden moves, starts or stops. Start slowly on slick or snowy roads and brake gradually, giving yourself plenty of space. Steer gently into turns to maintain control. Be visible. Use your low-beam headlights when it is snowing. They are brighter than daytime running lights and will turn on your tail lights.