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Snow squall warning should be lifted later this afternoon

A snow squall warning for the area — including Durham and York regions, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Orillia and Ramara Township — will likely remain in place until late afternoon.

“Flurries and snow squalls combining with strong westerly winds gusting up to 70 km/h will continue into this afternoon. Near zero visibility in blowing snow is expected at times in the snow squalls,” reads a warning from Environment Canada.

“The hazardous conditions will ease off beginning later this afternoon as winds weaken.”

A pair of accidents have closed Highway 12 near Beaverton as well as Regional Road 23 near Port Bolster this morning.

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