Winter weather advisory in effect in southern Ontario heading into family day


Published February 18, 2024 at 5:53 pm

Drivers venturing out tonight, be it for errands or travelling elsewhere for Family Day, should proceed with caution due to a weather advisory signalling strong winds and blowing snow across southern Ontario.

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As of 4:55 p.m. Feb. 18 there is a winter weather advisory for:

  • Mississauga
  • Brampton
  • Oakville
  • Burlington
  • Milton
  • Halton Hills
  • Durham Region
  • Niagara Region

UPDATE: The winter weather travel advisory has ended.

According to Environment Canada, there will be reduced visibility at times in heavy snow while local blowing snow is also expected, accompanied by westerly winds gusting up to 60 km/h.

“Bands of lake effect snow are expected to affect the area beginning late this afternoon before moving south of the area this evening,” Environment Canada’s statement read.

Drivers are advised to be prepared to adjust their driving with changing road conditions.

“Travel could become hazards due to abrupt weather changes, potentially leading to icy and slippery conditions on surfaces like highways, roads, walkways and parking lots,” Environment Canada notes.

Meteorologists have not provided a specific time for when they expect the snowfall and windy conditions to begin.

Residents are asked to continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.


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