Special Weather Statement – More Snow On The Way

Snow and overnight freezing rain are making for a treacherous drive this morning. On top of the weather, this is the first day back to school for students and teachers after the holidays. Give yourself lots of extra time. The roads will be busy and slow.

Here is the full special weather statement in effect:

4:30 AM EST Monday 08 January 2018
Special weather statement in effect for:

  • City of Toronto
  • City of Hamilton
  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • Innisfil – New Tecumseth – Angus
  • Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County
  • Shelburne – Mansfield – Northern Dufferin County
  • Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
  • Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
  • Guelph – Erin – Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener – Cambridge – Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest – Arthur – Northern Wellington County
  • Barrie – Collingwood – Hillsdale
  • Midland – Coldwater – Orr Lake
  • Orillia – Lagoon City – Washago
  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region
  • Pickering – Oshawa – Southern Durham Region
  • Uxbridge – Beaverton – Northern Durham Region
  • Vaughan – Richmond Hill – Markham
  • Hanover – Dundalk – Southern Grey County
  • Owen Sound – Blue Mountains – Northern Grey County
  • Haliburton – Minden – Southern Haliburton County
  • Oxtongue Lake – Fort Irwin – Northern Haliburton County
  • Brantford – County of Brant
  • Woodstock – Tillsonburg – Oxford County
  • Bracebridge – Gravenhurst
  • Huntsville – Baysville
  • Port Carling – Port Severn
  • Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
  • Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County

Snow for the back to school commute in Southern Ontario today. Snow has begun over Southern Ontario and will taper off from west to east today. Snowfall totals will average about 10 cm with higher amounts to the northeast of the Great Lakes. However, the City of Toronto will see lower snowfall amounts of about 4 to 8 cm. Untreated roads are expected to be slippery during the morning commute. Please consult the public forecast for further details on snowfall timing and amounts.

4:38 AM EST Monday 08 January 2018
Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Town of Parry Sound – Rosseau – Killbear Park
  • Bruce Peninsula – Sauble Beach – Tobermory
  • Saugeen Shores – Kincardine – Southern Bruce County
  • Goderich – Bluewater – Southern Huron County
  • Wingham – Blyth – Northern Huron County

Snowfall, with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm continues. Snow began overnight and will continue this morning. Total snow amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected before the snow tapers to flurries this afternoon. Southwest winds gusting to 60 km/h in some areas will produce blowing and drifting snow.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

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