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Weekend winter storm to wallop GTA with snow, rain and freezing rain

CityNews | posted Saturday, Feb 1st, 2014

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Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for much of southern Ontario as a low pressure system moves through the area Saturday into Sunday morning.

The GTA could see five to 10 centimetres of snow before the snow turns to rain later in the day and then potentially turns back to snow Saturday night.

Periods of freezing rain are possible during the changeovers but are expected to be brief, said Environment Canada.

Roads in the city will be slick this afternoon according to 680News meteorologist Harold Hosein.

“This will be fairly heavy, wet snow, so it will make for slippery walking conditions, and very slippery driving conditions. And visibility will be severely reduced during the afternoon hours,” said Hosein.

Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for parts of York and Durham regions, including Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and Markham.

Fifteen to 20 centimetres could fall in these areas throughout Saturday and into Sunday night.

Snowfall warnings continue for other areas in the region including Newmarket, Uxbridge, and Northern York Region.

The OPP is asking drivers to stay off municipal roads in Dufferin County as snow and high winds continue to cause visibility problems and road crews struggle to clear snow drifts that reach 12 feet in some places.

Six of the eight municipalities in the county are under a state of emergency, which was called to unlock extra resources to help those areas dig out.

Some flights from Pearson and Billy Bishop airports have been cancelled. Click here or here to check your flight status before leaving for the airport.

Comments

  • sturgeon11 says:

    COME JUNE / JULY / AUGUST, you’re going to say, I WISH for that Snow Storm would hit us NOW ! ! ! Just can’t please everyon at anytime of the year, no matter of what season it is at the time, eh !

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