Winter weather travel advisory issued for Durham, York

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory Sunday (Nov. 22) for much of Durham and York regions.

Between seven and 14 centimetres of snow is expected through midnight, which could lead impact road conditions and visibility.

“Snow is beginning to spread across the region this morning and will continue to fall through this evening,” the advisory reads.

“Snowfall accumulation will generally increase the further one is from Lake Ontario. Areas near Lake Ontario may switch over to ice pellets and/or rainfall late this afternoon or evening, creating sloppy conditions. Motorists should be prepared for winter weather driving conditions.”

Similar conditions are expected in parts of Kawartha Lakes and Simcoe County through the day.

A snowfall warning is in effect in the Peterborough area.

“Snow, at times heavy, is forecast to begin this afternoon. Snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are expected by the time the snow tapers off Monday morning,” the warning reads.

“This heavy snow is due to a strengthening low pressure system that will track northeastward across the lower Great Lakes tonight. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”

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