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Walker’s Niagara Residential Drop-Off suspends operations during Solar Eclipse

Due to potential illumination issues, we wish to inform you that operations at the Walker Niagara Campus will be suspended on Monday, April 8, between 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.


As you may already be aware, on Monday, April 8, 2024, the Niagara Region will be in the solar eclipse path, providing a unique opportunity to witness this phenomenon. The moon is projected to completely cover the sun in the direct path of totality, starting at 2:04 pm and lasting for approximately two and a half hours. The sun will reach total eclipse around 3:18 pm and remain in this state for approximately three minutes. This rare event will not occur again in North America for over 20 years, making it a significant occurrence to observe.

Niagara Falls is anticipated to be a popular destination in Canada for viewing the eclipse, with a significant number of visitors expected to gather here. Due to this, the Niagara Region is anticipated to experience heavy traffic congestion. Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to visit our area that day.

In addition, please be advised of future road closures for Thorold Tunnel (Highway 58) in Thorold starting approximately on Monday, April 8, 2024, until Thursday, June 6, 2024. Lane closure restrictions on Highway 58, through the Thorold Tunnel from Pine Street (Regional Road 67) to Davis Road/Thorold Stone Road in Thorold, will occur during this timeframe.

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