Winter weather warning from Pickering to Beaverton – heavy snow, icy conditions expected

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Published February 17, 2022 at 11:55 am

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Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning in effect for all of Durham Region, with 15-25 centimetres expected by tomorrow, along with icy conditions and near zero visibility.

The snow is expected to start late this afternoon and continue through Friday morning. By tonight the roads will be icy and slippery with near zero visibility at times.

A low-pressure system is expected to track just south of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario tonight which will bring a messy mix of wintry precipitation to southern Ontario. Rain is expected to transition to snow late this afternoon or early this evening. Freezing rain and ice pellets are also possible this afternoon or early this evening during the transition.

As the track of the low-pressure system remains uncertain, precipitation timing and amounts may change.

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. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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