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Snowstorm creates early morning delays

By Kevin Werner, News Staff

 Hamilton residents should keep their shovels ready over the next few days with more snow predicted for the area.

Environment Canada is forecasting possible snow flurries for Dec. 28 and the weekend, but nothing like the snowstorm that lashed the area during Boxing Day, and well into the evening.

There is a 30 per cent chance of flurries Dec. 28, with a high of minus 3 degrees. On Saturday, Dec. 29, there will be periods of snow, with a low of minus 3 degrees.

The first snowstorm of the season left Niagara andHamiltonresidents digging out their vehicles, with about 13 cms of snow recorded atHamiltonInternationalAirport.  Much of the snow landed in the Niagara region, withPort Colborne recording 25 cms of the white stuff.

The storm was even more severe with winds gusting up to 70 km/h producing drifts, and low visibility.

Snow plows worked through the night clearing about 20 centimeters of drifting snow from the QEW. In the early morning hours of Dec. 27, the roads were snow covered, but passable. The QEW had a few minor accidents including a vehicle in the ditch at Seventh Louth Street inNiagara, and a one-vehicle accident on the Niagara-bound lane nearFruitland Road. Police and a tow truck were on the scene at about 9 a.m. to remove the beige van that had spun into the concrete barrier in the left-hand lane. There were no injuries said the OPP.

 

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