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Heavy snow, poor travel expected in northern Ontario Thursday night, 20+ cm possible

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:23 PM -

It's the end of April, and there's a snowfall warning for parts of northern Ontario.

"An approaching low pressure system will bring a late season snowfall to areas near Lake Superior tonight and Friday," said Environment Canada in the warning early Thursday.

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Light rain or wet snow is expected to move in Thursday afternoon before changing to snow through the evening and overnight hours.

Between 10-20 cm of snow could fall in the hardest hit areas through Friday, with the majority of it falling Thursday night.

"Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow," warns EC.

As a result, drivers are urged to adjust their travel plans and prepare for deteriorating conditions.

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While much of southern Ontario will escape this next blast of snow, below seasonal temperatures are forecast for the remainder of the week. Light rain will also develop in some places on Friday.

Recent heavy rain has kept flood prone communities on high alert and residents are being urged to keep their guards up.

Officials say it's important to consult local conservation authorities or the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources district office for more information on spring flood conditions.

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