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Communities in and around Coburg, Trenton, Belleville, Picton and Napanee have seen between 10-20 cm of snow develop since Thursday night.

Lake effect snow creates whiteout conditions in south-central Ontario

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Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Friday, February 7, 2014, 8:16 PM -

South-westerly winds over Lake Ontario have spurred lake effect snow in south-central portions of the province.

Communities in and around Coburg, Trenton, Belleville, Picton and Napanee have seen between 10-20 cm of snow develop since Thursday night. 

"We've been seeing lake effect snow in this region for about 24 hours," said Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon Friday evening.

"We're expecting this to continue for another 24 hours, into Saturday evening."


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Callers to the Storm Line reported dangerous conditions.

"There has been whiteout conditions and heavy, heavy snow," said one caller from the Picton area.

"Winds are very heavy. I live near the lake and the snow drifts are easily 10, maybe 12, feet high."

The south-westerly winds have pushed part of this system as far east as Montreal, which reported snow-showers Friday evening.

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