WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for the following areas.

  • Belleville – Quinte West – Eastern Northumberland County
  • Cobourg – Colborne – Western Northumberland County

Winter storm conditions beginning tonight.

Hazards:
Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 40 cm.
Snow, at times heavy, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 cm per hour possible Monday morning, which could significantly reduce visibilities.
Local blowing snow due to wind gusts of up to 60 km/h.

When: Tonight through Monday evening.

Discussion: A low pressure system tracking south of the Great Lakes will bring significant snowfall to the region. Heavy snow will likely significantly impact Monday commutes. Local blowing snow is also possible Monday afternoon and evening with gusty northerly to northwesterly winds.

Impacts:

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow.

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