Canada Protection Plan
Weather advisory issued for much of the area

Commuters may be in for a messy drive to work Tuesday (Feb. 18) morning.

Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for York and Durham regions, as well as Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough.

“A band of snow will move through Southern Ontario beginning near midnight. Snow will continue overnight with total amounts of 4 to 8 cm expected by early Tuesday morning. Brief freezing rain is possible overnight,” reads the advisory for York and Durham.

“Poor winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and low visibility in briefly heavier snow are likely overnight into early Tuesday morning. The first half of the morning commute may be affected. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination. Snow will change over to rain or drizzle Tuesday morning as a warm front moves through and temperatures rise above the zero-degree mark.”

The advisory for Kawartha and Peterborough notes that upwards of 10 cms of snow is possible by Tuesday afternoon.

“Locally higher amounts of 10 to 15 cm are possible in a few localities just north of Lake Ontario,” it reads.

 

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