Starting tomorrow afternoon we are expected to see higher amounts of snowfall than usual. When heavy snowfall is present visibiility can become greatly reduced. Environment Canada issued the following public weather alerts as of 4:29pm Wednesday, December 14th for most of Southern Ontario.
"Snowfall warning in effect for the following regions:
Leeds and Grenville
Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes
Snowfall with total amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected Thursday afternoon into Friday. Hazards: Snowfall accumulations of 15 to 20 cm by Friday night. Peak snowfall rates of 1 to 3 cm per hour. Reduced visibility in heavy snow. Timing: Thursday afternoon through Friday. The Thursday evening commute may be significantly impacted. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. 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."
With such heavy snowfall predicted please plan accordingly and use extra caution when on the roads. Make sure to pay attention to your surroundings at all times and to brake with plenty of time to spare. Never drive faster than you can handle in hazardous weather conditions and always wear your seatbelt. It can save a life.
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