Latest: Winter Storm Warning in Mississauga and Brampton

Published February 21, 2023 at 7:29 pm

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A winter storm warning is in effect for Mississauga and Brampton.

According to Environment Canada, a winter storm is expected Wednesday.

Snow and ice pellets, with total amounts of 10 to 15 cm. Accumulations may be lower in areas that experience a greater period of mixing with ice pellets and freezing rain. Risk of freezing rain. Light ice accretion is possible.

Late Wednesday afternoon to early Thursday morning.

Light snow and ice pellets will become heavy at times late Wednesday afternoon into early Wednesday evening. Snow and ice pellets may mix with or intermittently change over to freezing rain Wednesday night.

The wintry mix will taper off early Thursday morning to a risk of patchy freezing drizzle.

Another light wintry mix of precipitation is possible Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening.

Surfaces like highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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.

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