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Winter weather advisory in effect: Environment Canada

Travel advisory upgraded from a Special Weather Statement previously in effect; 5-15 cm of snow expected by Monday morning
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Orillia - Lagoon City - Washago

Winter weather travel advisory beginning tonight.

This winter weather travel advisory has been upgraded from a Special Weather Statement that was previously in effect.

Hazards:
Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 15 cm.
Snow, heavy at times, which could significantly reduce visibilities.
Local blowing snow at times due to winds gusting up to 60 km/h.

When: Tonight through Monday evening.

Discussion: A low pressure system tracking south of the Great Lakes will bring significant snowfall to portions of southern Ontario. Snow may fall heavy at times and impact Monday commutes. Additionally, local blowing snow is possible Monday afternoon and evening with gusty northerly to northwesterly winds.

Impacts:

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road 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. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. 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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