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Winter Weather Advisory issued for Toronto


With temperatures dropping due to an incoming cold front, it seems that winter is not quite fully in our rear view window. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has issued a winter weather travel advisory for the GTA. Heavy blowing snow is expected to start late afternoon on Wednesday, March 20 and continue into the evening.

Hazards and snow accumulations:

ECCC warns of “Very poor visibility in brief bursts of heavy snow and blowing snow. Quick snowfall accumulations of 2 to 4 cm. Timing: This afternoon and ending by early evening.”

Sharp cold front

A sharp cold front is moving south through the area this afternoon. Narrow bands of heavy flurries combined with gusty northwest winds associated with the front will lead to relatively short but sudden drops in visibility. The front and associated bands of heavy snow are expected to clear the region later in the early evening.

Afternoon commute impact

Significant impacts on the afternoon commute are possible. Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Road conditions

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit ontario.ca/511, 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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