Heavy snow, powerful winds engulf eastern Newfoundland, plows pulled
Lake effect snow squalls late this afternoon and this evening. Additional snow squalls Friday and Friday night.
Locally heavy snow squalls have developed over Georgian Bay and will move across the area this evening. Locally heavy snow and reduced visibilities in blowing snow will make travel difficult at times. Travellers should consider changing their travel plans accordingly.
Up to 15 cm of new snowfall will be possible under these snow squalls before they move south of the area tonight.
After a brief lull tonight, additional local snow squalls are expected Friday and Friday night. Additional snowfall amounts from these squalls could exceed 30 cm by Saturday morning.
Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.
Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@canada.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.
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