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Environment Canada warns of hazardous driving conditions

A Colorado low is bringing a mixed bag of snow, rain, freezing rain and wind to much of the province
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WEATHER ALERTS

ENVIRONMENT CANADA

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Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Guelph - Erin - Southern Wellington County
  • Kitchener - Cambridge - Region of Waterloo
  • Mount Forest - Arthur - Northern Wellington County

A winter weather travel advisory is in effect for this evening.

Snow and some local blowing snow continues. Brief freezing rain is possible during the changeover from snow to rain late this afternoon or early this evening.

Untreated roads may be snow covered and slippery. Motorists should plan for extra time to reach their destination.

Winds will continue to increase this evening with widespread gusts to 80 km/h likely. Wind warnings are in effect for areas near Lake Huron where gusts to 90 km/h are expected.

The weather system responsible is a Colorado low that is affecting much of the province.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

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Wind warning in effect for:

  • Mount Forest - Arthur - Northern Wellington County

Very strong wind gusts that may cause damage are expected or occurring.

Strong south to southwest winds of 70 km/h with gusts to 90 km/h are expected to develop early this evening. Winds will begin to weaken slowly overnight and Wednesday morning.

A few gusts to 100 km/h are possible over exposed areas near the Great Lakes tonight.

The wind will be strong enough at times to cause minor damage to trees and buildings. Local power outages are possible.

Damage to buildings, such as to roof shingles and windows, may occur. High winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions due to high winds.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ec.cpio-tempetes-ospc-storms.ec@canada.ca or tweet reports to #ONStorm.

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