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Intense lake-effect snow sets up dicey Monday AM commute

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Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:59 AM - Bands of lake effect snow which brought whiteout conditions to the shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay continued on Monday morning, meaning drive times on the main roads in and out of the Greater Toronto Area will be longer than usual. 

These conditions should ease east of Georgian Bay as we head toward the afternoon.

"For your Monday morning commute, areas south of Georgian Bay, coming down the 400, watch for very slippery driving conditions, reduced visibility, and whiteouts," The Weather Network meteorologist Nadine Hinds-Powell said.

Watch above for complete start times and potential accumulation areas.

"A snow squall band coming off of Georgian Bay is currently affecting areas such as Gravenhurst and Bracebridge, Environment Canada said Monday morning about Parry sound and Muskoka. "Snowfall rates of a few centimetres per hour are likely under this band."

A cold front associated with a Prairie low that will track into southern Ontario will brings showers on Tuesday night, with more lake-effect snow possible on Wednesday.

In more northern areas, scattered flurries are ahead, though cold northwest winds will set up lake effect snow squalls off of Lake Superior, potentially impacting regions along the lake's eastern shores, including Sault Ste. Marie.

Stay with The Weather Network on TV and online as we track this system's impact on Ontario.

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