Winter weather travel advisory in effect for southern Ontario

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Published March 20, 2024 at 2:24 pm

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The snowy, winter weather isn’t finished yet in Ontario.

Snowy, windy conditions wreaked havoc on the roads this morning and more snow is on the way.

Snow squall watches were issued for areas north of the GTA this morning.

And this afternoon (March 20), Environment and Climate Change Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for areas in the GTA including Mississauga, Halton Region, Brampton, Caledon and Durham Region.

A brief but heavy snowfall with quick accumulations near two to four cm is expected this afternoon, according to the advisory.

Very poor visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow are expected.

The change in weather comes as a sharp cold front is expected to move south through the area this afternoon.

“Narrow bands of heavy flurries combined with gusty northwest winds associated with the front will lead to relatively short but sudden drops in visibility,” the advisory warns.

The front and associated bands of heavy snow are expected to clear the region later in the afternoon or early evening.

But in the meantime, drivers should be prepared for sudden changes during the afternoon commute.

“Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather,” the advisory notes. “Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.”

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