Snow squall warnings continue for parts of southern Ontario


Published January 17, 2024 at 11:26 am

snow weather ontario

Snow squall warnings continue for parts of southern Ontario today.

The winter weather that blew in this weekend is continuing today (Jan. 17).

Environment and Climate Change Canada issued more snow squall warnings and travel advisories this morning.

Areas near Lake Erie, Lake Huron and Georgian Bay can expect heavy snow and blowing snow continuing into this evening, the warning states.

The snow squalls will move south this evening but could move inland again on Thursday.

Snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 centimetres are expected in many areas including the Owen Sound, Niagara Falls and Dunnville areas. The Muskoka area could get from 25 to 50 centimetres of snow.

There could be significant, reduced visibility with heavy snow and blowing snow. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult in some locations.

“Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations,” the warning states.

Environment Canada suggests people consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

“If you must travel, keep others informed of your schedule and destination and carry an emergency kit and mobile phone,” the warning states.

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