Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for Durham, York regions

Much of the area is in for some wild weather Wednesday (Feb. 26).

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Durham and York regions with 15 to 25 cm expected by Thursday morning. A similar forecast is also in place in parts of Simcoe County.

“Additionally, strong snow squalls with heavy snow and blowing snow are expected to develop Thursday afternoon east of Lake Huron and may extend into the Golden Horseshoe. These snow squalls will likely continue through Friday,” the warning reads.

“Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.”

A winter storm warning is in effect in Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough.

“Light snow is expected to develop this morning and become heavy late in the day. Heavy snow will then continue through tonight into Thursday morning before tapering to flurries late Thursday. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are likely by late in the day Thursday. Locally higher amounts in excess of 40 cm are possible, especially near the Quebec border,” the warning reads.

“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.”

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