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Special Weather Statement issued for Toronto and Southern Ontario


TORONTO, Dec. 14. 2022 – Things are going to get slippery, and then mucky in the GTA to start the day on Thursday, as a Special Weather Statement and Winter Travel Advisory have been issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada for Toronto and southern Ontario. ECCC says parts of southern Ontario including Toronto, Halton and Peel could start off the day on Thursday with freezing rain, followed by snowfall to the tune of 5-10 cm. For Toronto, ECCC has issued a winter weather travel advisory due to the expected snowfall.

How much snow is Toronto getting?

ECCC says Toronto and southern Ontario should expect snowfall accumulations of 5 to 10 cm. with peak snowfall rates of 1 to 3 cm per hour. But there is also a “Risk of freezing rain with ice accretion of a few millimetres possible.
Southeasterly wind gusts near 70 km/h. The strongest winds are expected near to the shores of Lake Ontario.”

Freezing rain warning

The statement for Halton Peel and Toronto reads: Freezing rain is possible late Thursday morning before transitioning to snow Thursday afternoon. Snow will taper to flurries or drizzle Thursday evening.

The precipitation tomorrow also will be accompanied by strong wind gusts beginning early Thursday morning and diminishing Thursday evening.

To check to see weather alerts for your particular area of southern Ontario please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada’s public weather alerts page.

GTA motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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