Ontario gets stuck on receiving end of late winter wallop
Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 9:30 AM - The worst is over in southern Ontario as winter storm and snowfall warnings have been lifted across the region. Still, drivers are being warned to prepare for slick conditions after a night of heavy snow, powerful winds and treacherous travel. Numerous buses were cancelled first thing Wednesday morning.
See below for a look at the impact from Tuesday's storm
"We have snow-covered roads and underneath they are icy," said Weather Network traffic specialist Leeanna Mclean early Wednesday. "Take your time this morning. Top up the windshield washer fluid."
Air travelers are also urged to check ahead as many flights and cancellations have been reported at Toronto airports.
"The heaviest snow fell through the evening and overnight hours with a range from 5 cm to 30 cm in the hardest hit areas," says Weather Network meteorologist Matt Grinter. "In several places, more snow likely fell, but strong northerly winds kept it blowing around making it difficult to take accurate measurements."
Behind the system, lake effect snow off Lake Huron and Georgian Bay could bring an additional 5-10 cm of snow to some areas throughout the day.
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"Although significant snowfall accumulations are not expected, visibilities of 400 m or less in snow and local blowing snow will be possible," warns Environment Canada in a special weather statement issued Wednesday morning. "Motorists should be prepared for sudden reductions to visibility."
A LOOK BACK AT TUESDAY'S STORM
Collision on Hwy400. Collisions are very preventable if everyone slows down and drives according to the conditions. pic.twitter.com/iUbIJs1yA9— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) March 1, 2016
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