Hotels, restaurants and hotels-to-be are trying to avoid hot water in the Niagara Falls, Ont.
area, but not all of them are going to be prepared for the water’s effects.
Key points:Hotel New York has been evacuated and has been ordered to shut down by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)Hotel Atlantis is also being evacuated after a fire broke out in its basementHotel Niagara Falls is being ordered to close for safety reasonsHotel Hotels & Resorts of Canada is also warning visitors to stay away from the areaHotels have been ordered by the OPP to close to avoid contaminationHotel owners have been asked to remove any and all items that may be contaminated with the toxic waterThe OPP has ordered the Oceanside, Ont.-based Hotel Atlantis to close temporarily due to a fire in its hotel basement.
The Niagara Falls Fire Department says it has shut down the hotel and is urging visitors to avoid the area.
P says the fire broke through the hotel’s basement and spread to its rooftop roof.
It says the building’s ventilation system has been shut down and the air is not safe to breath.
Hotel staff are also working to evacuate guests and are asking anyone with concerns to contact the hotel directly.
It is not known when the hotel will reopen.
Hotels in the area have been evacuated, but guests are being asked to stay at home.
Hotell Atlantis says they are still working to restore normal operations and are working with authorities to ensure they do not have to close.
HotEL Hotels of Canada says it is also advising people to stay home, and is also urging guests to take all necessary precautions to stay safe.
The Canadian Press