Winter weather travel advisory in effect for most of the area

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for more than a dozen regions throughout the southern portion of the province.

Locally, advisories have been issued in York-Durham and Peterborough-Kawartha Lakes.

Snow is expected begin late this afternoon and continue through tonight into early Friday morning.

“A snowfall of 5 to 10 cm is expected across the region, with most of the snow falling tonight. Poor winter driving conditions are expected. Untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery,” reads the advisory.

“This snowfall may have major impacts on the commute this evening as well as the commute Friday morning. Motorists should plan for extra time to reach their destination.

According to the release, this is expected to be the largest snowfall event so far this season and the first significant snowfall for many parts of the Golden Horseshoe.

“The snow will become mixed with rain on Friday as temperatures edge above the zero degree mark,” it reads.

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