What You Need To Know About Today’s Snow Storm

So far this snow storm is exactly what Environment Canada predicted. The GTA got a few centimetres of snow yesterday and part two of the storm is happening now. Toronto is still expecting up to 20 cm total. That means up to 10 cm is possible by late tonight. It is going to snow all day. York Region, Dufferin County and Waterloo-Wellington will get a little less. The Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Brantford and Niagara region will be closer to 25 cm. As always, drive safe and if you get stuck behind a convoy of snowplows, do not try to pass them. Let them do their work.

 

To see a list of Pearson Airport delays and cancellations: CLICK HERE

Please note the following school cancellations:

  • McMaster University – Closed
  • Brock University – Closed
  • Mohawk College – Closed
  • Sheridan College – Closed

For those listening in rural areas, you already know driving in a winter storm presents a whole different set of challenges than in the city. Orangeville Police have sent out a reminder that that you need to make sure your windshield and side windows are clear of snow before driving. Make sure you have lots of gas before heading out in case you become stranded. Also, have your cell phone charged before leaving the house. Drifts on some of the country roads are pretty bad. Police say it may be best to simply stay off the roads until the storm passes tonight.

Here are the latest watches and warnings from: Environment Canada.

Adding to that, CAA says wait times for a boost or a tow will be increased throughout the day. They want you to make sure you have your emergency supplies on hand. Gloves, a hat, a blanket, booster cables, extra washer fluid, and a flashlight are all important things to have in the car before you head out.

 

Winter storm “Stella” is a powerful nor’easter and it has started lashing the US mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, prompting flight cancellations, school closures and warnings to stay off the roads. The US National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. New York City could get as much as 50 centimetres of snow today.

 

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