A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of Halton-Peel, Hamilton, Niagara and more. Scan down for details. Meanwhile, a special weather statement remains in effect for most of the GTA. Starting later today and continuing right through until late tomorrow, the GTA is going to get anywhere between 10-25 cm of snow, depending where you are. Further down the lakeshore, Hamilton and Niagara will get closer to 30 cm. If you’re going to be doing a March Break road trip, try to get where you’re going before tonight or be prepared for treacherous driving conditions. The commute tomorrow morning is expected to be pretty bad. Salters and sanders across the GTA are standing at the ready and will likely do their first clear late tonight.
5:30 AM EDT Monday 13 March 2017
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Burlington – Oakville
- City of Hamilton
- Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region
- Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region
- Brantford – County of Brant
Persons in or near this area should be on the lookout for adverse weather conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Watch for updated statements.
Heavy snowfall with blowing snow is expected. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected by Tuesday night.
Snow will develop during the day today and continue into Tuesday night. Snow will remain fairly light through the day but some areas may receive 5 cm by this evening. The heaviest snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. While total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected, some areas in the Hamilton to Niagara corridor could see locally higher amounts of 30 cm.
Northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h are also expected this evening into Tuesday resulting in widespread blowing snow. Travel conditions may become hazardous as a result of snow and blowing snow.
Snow will taper to scattered flurries Tuesday night as the low pressure system moves east. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.
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