The Brock campus is operating on a full schedule today.Overnight and morning snowfall has left area roads congested and will make the morning commute much longer than normal.Back-up traffic this morning was moving very slowly up Brock (Glenridge) Hill.Travellers should allow extra time for their commute. Niagara school boards reported buses were running today. Brock grounds crews were working overnight to clear campus streets.Environment Canada predicts 5 to 10 cm of snow today for Niagara, with wind gusts and a high of minus 2.
GE Transportation celebrated a significant milestone with the roll out of its 500th Minecruiser vehicle. An Mk7.0 TIER 3 Minecruiser, the latest version of underground coal mining transporters, will be delivered to Centennial Coal, which fields 24 of the vehicles. Developed to transport up to 14 coal mining personnel underground, the MK7.0 TIER 3 Minecruiser includes and advanced explosion-protection system and also reduces emissions and increases power output with mechanically injected diesel engine technology.Dan Shelley, Integration Leader at GE Mining said “We continue to bring enhanced safety and productivity solutions to customers through production of best-in-class mining equipment and services.”The Minecruiser was introduced by Industrea, a company acquired by GE Mining in November 2012 for $700 million. The acquisition, which included equipment manufacturing and servicing operations in Australia and China, has allowed GE Mining to offer more efficient, highly productive and low-emission equipment to its global mining customers.