Scattered flurries mostly from Pickering to Bowmanville as rest of GTA gets pummeled


Published March 10, 2023 at 9:00 am

"Magical' Markham-Pickering Townline Road, as Environment Canada sees it

There must be something magical about Markham-Pickering Townline Road, a seemingly innocent looking rural street that separates the Town of Markham from the City of Pickering.

Residents of Niagara and Hamilton will have to battle another snowmageddon today with snowfalls as high as 20 cm expected in higher elevations (such as the sub-Alpine region of Hamilton Mountain) while Halton, Peel and Toronto will have to deal with up to 10 cm of the white stuff. Markham and its York Region neighbours Richmond Hill and Vaughan, meanwhile, will have as much as eight centimetres of snow to contend with, with most of it falling during the Friday night commute home.

Motorists in all those areas should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and reduced visibility Friday afternoon, making that commute something of an ordeal.

Durham? Not one snowflake is in the forecast, according to Environment Canada. And all thanks to the magical weather wall of Markham-Pickering Townline.

But like all important matters, a second opinion is required and the Weather Network is calling for scattered flurries for southern Durham Region, starting about 10 a.m., changing to light snow by mid-afternoon.

Total accumulation is expected to be close to 5 cm, with nothing more than flurries north of Uxbridge and east of Bowmanville.

Magic? Maybe not so much.

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