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Winter's not done yet: 20+ cm of snow to hit northern Ontario

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 9:49 AM -

Winter certainly isn't loosening its grip on northern Ontario.


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Environment Canada issued a special weather statement early Thursday warning of up to 20 cm of snow in some places.

A low pressure system pushing in from the south will slowly track eastward to reach Lake Superior Friday morning.

"Snow and local blowing snow associated with the system continues over northwestern Ontario and is expected to begin north of Superior later this morning and over northeastern Ontario this afternoon," says EC in the statement.

General snowfall amounts of up to 10 cm are expected Thursday with another 5 to 10 cm possible through the overnight hours.

"These accumulations fall below the snowfall warning criteria of 15 cm within 12 hours," EC adds. "However, occasional bursts of heavy snowfall could significantly reduce visibility."

Drivers are urged to exercise caution on the roads and adjust any travel plans accordingly.


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