Hello folks, we hope everyone made it home safely this evening. We are expecting a very heavy snowfall this evening and it is expected to continue through until tomorrow afternoon. Environment Canada has issued a warning across the province for tonight regarding the heavy amount of snow that is expected resulting in very poor visibility. It is expected the buses will be canceled tomorrow as well.
You can find the report from Environment Canada in this article below.
"Issued at 3:07 PM EST Wednesday 25 January 2023
Snowfall warning in effect for:
Belleville - Quinte West - Eastern Northumberland County
Cobourg - Colborne - Western Northumberland County
Bancroft - Bon Echo Park
Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
City of Hamilton
City of Ottawa
City of Toronto
Cornwall - Morrisburg
Dufferin - Innisfil
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand
Grey - Bruce
Halton - Peel
Huron - Perth
Kingston - Prince Edward
London - Middlesex
Oxford - Brant
Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Prescott and Russell
Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Sarnia - Lambton
Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk
Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Waterloo - Wellington
York - Durham
Significant snowfall is expected to end Thursday morning with flurries in the afternoon. Hazards: Total snowfall accumulations 15 to 20 cm. Reduced visibility in heavy snow. Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. Isolated power outages are possible. Timing: Ending Thursday morning/afternoon Discussion: Heavy snow will taper off to flurries Thursday morning/afternoon There will be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Allow extra time to reach your destination.
Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm."
Please avoid traveling on the roads if possible this evening to give the plow operators optimal conditions to clear the roads. There have already been several reports of people stuck in snow embankments and it is advised to stay home if possible. If you do find yourself traveling this evening please travel to the road conditions and give a lot of extra braking distance between you and other vehicles.
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