More snow results in dicey morning commute in southern Ontario Tuesday
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 7:32 AM -
After heavy snow left parts of the province digging out of up to 30 cm of snow, drivers faced another morning of travel headaches across the GTA Tuesday.
"An Alberta Clipper is impacting the morning rush this morning with some minor lake enhancement Toronto and east," said Doug Gillham, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
Total snowfall amounts of 5 to possibly 10 cm are expected near the Lake Ontario shore as a stiff and cold easterly wind picks up extra moisture from the lake, adds Environment Canada in a special weather statement.
Motorists were being urged to allow for plenty of extra time with low visibility and slick roads reported.
Good Morning Travelers. Leave extra time to get to work this morning. Wintry weather has greeted us for the morning commute. Very slow!— Beat the Traffic (@BTT_GTA) December 17, 2013
According to Beat the Traffic, there were multiple reports of vehicles into guardrails due to slippery road conditions early Tuesday.
"Additional snow showers later this afternoon and evening are expected with lake effect possible in south Niagara and near Lake Huron and Georgian Bay," Gillham adds.
As a result, drivers are being advised to adjust travel plans accordingly.
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WATCHING ANOTHER WEEKEND STORM
"Big story in the long range involves two lows that will run along a strong cold front that will be nearly stationary across southern Ontario Friday through Sunday," says Gillham.
While there is still some uncertainty with the precipitation type, current models indicate a heightened threat for an extended period of wintry precipitation for southern Ontario, including the GTA, Gillham adds.
Be sure to check back for updates on this storm and tune into TV as we continue to track its impact.