Up to 20cm snow and 60km winds in winter storm warning in Mississauga and Brampton

Published February 22, 2023 at 6:07 pm

Winter storm

A winter storm warning is in effect for Mississauga and Brampton, according to Environment Canada.

Winter storm conditions tonight.

Snow, heavy at times, and ice pellets. Total amounts of 15 to 20 cm. Accumulations may be lower for areas that experience a longer period of mixing with ice pellets and freezing rain.

Risk of freezing rain. Light ice accretion is possible. Northeasterly winds gusting 50 to 60 km/h.
Reduced visibility in heavy snow and local blowing snow.

This will be continuing to early Thursday morning.

Light snow will become heavy at times early this evening. Strong northeasterly winds will result in local blowing snow this evening.

Snow will mix with ice pellets and may intermittently change over to freezing rain tonight, though snow is expected to remain the predominate precipitation type. Snow or any wintry mix will taper off early Thursday morning to patchy freezing drizzle.

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

Surfaces such as 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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