TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2022 – Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has announced that a Winter weather travel advisory is in effect for Toronto and southern Ontario from Waterloo to Kingston and as far north as Barrie.
Although we already received a little snow Tuesday morning, ECCC says there is more on its way. Beginning this evening we can expect snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm and tapering to light snow early Wednesday morning.
ECCC warns that as a result of the snow being heavy at times there could be poor visibility on the roads.
The arrival of the first snow to much of southern Ontario (the Collingwood area already received a heavy dump of the white stuff on Sunday) is the result of an “approaching low pressure system will be making its way over Lake Erie tonight. Easterly winds off Lake Ontario are expected to enhance this snowfall for much of the Golden Horseshoe, significantly reducing visibilities in heavy snowfall.”
The ECCC warns of snowfall accumulations to exceed 10 cm in a few locales.
As mentioned, this is the first significant snowfall of the season.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. If you must drive, be prepared for areas of poor visibility.
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.
SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada
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