Near zero visibility as ‘extreme’ fog blankets southern Ontario

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Published December 27, 2023 at 7:44 am

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Photo: Hamilton Police

A dense fog that started earlier this week is continuing today across southern Ontario.

Environment Canada issued another fog advisory this morning (Dec. 27). The foggy weather has hung over the province since Dec. 24.

Today, Environment Canada predicts “near zero visibility” over some areas of Mississauga, Brampton, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Hamilton.

Visibility is expected to improve for most areas later in the morning, however, fog patches may persist into the afternoon for some locations.

“Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero,” Environment Canada says in the advisory. “Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.”

Hamilton Police notes the “extreme fog” continues to blanket the city and suggests several safety tips.

Reduce speed, use low-beam headlights, plan ahead and maintain a safe distance between vehicles, Hamilton Police said in a post on X.

Drivers should use fog lights if available and refrain from sudden maneuvers.

For pedestrian safety, police suggested people wear reflective clothing, use crosswalks, and remain vigilant while walking. 

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