Severe Weather and Emergencies

Listen to this page

In the event of an emergency or severe weather conditions, please monitor this page for updates as we receive them. You can also find various links to emergency preparedness,contact information and media agencies.

If you need to report a problem within the City, you can visit the Problem Reporting page for various links to online forms.

Current Notifications

Any notifications will be posted to this page, the Niagara Falls Facebook page and the Niagara Falls Twitter account. You can also tune into the various Media agencies listed below for updated information.

Watermain Break/Service Repair

Posted on

Sunday, January 15, 2017 8:54 AM

Expires on

Monday, January 16, 2017 9:00 PM


Please be advised that a watermain break has occurred on Dorchester at Thoroldstone Rd.  Due to the extensive restoration work that must be undertaken to repair the watermain Dorchester Rd will be closed between Thoroldstone Rd and Pettit Ave. This repair is in progress and is expected to be completed  by 7 p.m.

The water may be slightly discoloured and off taste after the interruption, this will disappear shortly after resuming use of the water. Running your cold water tap only, will help resolve the problem.

The City of Niagara Falls will make every effort to minimize the restoration time and appreciates your patience. For further details please contact the Niagara Falls  Service Centre at 905-356-1355.


Emergency Preparedness

You should always be prepared for the unexpected. Visit the links below to make sure your Emergency Plan is in order.

Media Agencies

The City will notify the following media agencies in the event of a closure:

Severe Weather

Niagara Falls can have severe weather in the summer due to extreme heat and in the winter due to snow and extreme cold. Check out some of the links below to help you prepare and understand how we manage these events.

You can also visit the Niagara Falls Weather page to get the current forecast for Niagara Falls, including any active weather warnings.

Winter Weather

Get information on how to prepare for winter storms and what to do during a storm, visit our Winter Storms Information page.

Roads and Sidewalks

Transportation and Transit

Extreme Heat