Environment Canada issues special weather alerts so steps can be taken to protect oneself against the elements. During these events, consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.
Although anyone can be harmed by extreme cold-related weather conditions, the following are most at risk and should exercise caution during extreme cold alerts: seniors (over the age of 65), infants and young children, persons lacking mobility, outdoor workers, homeless persons, and/or those lacking shelter or proper clothing, and pets.
The City of Welland’s Warming Centre is located at the Welland Transit Terminal, 160 East Main St. Transit staff are encouraging people to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while inside the Transit Terminal.
Welland Transit Terminal (160 East Main Street) general hours of operation:
Monday to Saturday 8 am – 8 pm
Sunday 10 am – 5 pm