Niagara Region declares state of emergency

On Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, Niagara Region declared a State of Emergency.
 
Due to the continuing dangerous weather conditions in the southern end of the region, Niagara Region has declared a State of Emergency. Many municipalities in Niagara continue to have blizzard-like conditions including blowing snow, white out conditions, and at times zero visibility. These conditions, combined with wide-spread power outages have created treacherous conditions in many parts of the Region.
 
Niagara Region is working closely with all local municipalities to assist with snow clearing operations in order to assist with getting much needed supplies and services to the southern end of Niagara.
 
We are appealing to everyone to stay home and stay off roadways tonight and tomorrow. Residents and visitors should avoid all travel to the southern areas of the Region specifically the municipalities of Fort Erie, Wainfleet and Port Colborne.

Quotes

"After speaking with the mayors in Niagara’s southern communities, and in consultation with our emergency operations team, I have declared a state of emergency for the Region. I know that staff from our 12 municipalities and the Region are cooperating to address the numerous challenges related to this severe weather event. I implore residents to stay home and be patient as municipal crews work around the clock to keep Niagara safe."
~ Regional Chair, Jim Bradley

Media Inquiries

Daryl Barnhart (media only)
Office of the Regional Chair
289-969-3441
daryl.barnhart@niagararegion.ca


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