The West End Of Lake Ontario Will Get A Lot Of Snow Today

The West End Of Lake Ontario Will Get A Lot Of Snow Today

Snow will blast parts of southern Ontario today. Portions of the west GTA, including Toronto, Mississauga, Milton, Burlington, and Oakville could see snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm  by tomorrow morning. Environment Canada says accumulating snow could cause poor driving conditions, and impact the commute this evening and tomorrow morning. Here are the details from their latest advisory:

3:12 AM EST Thursday 18 February 2021
Weather advisory in effect for:

  • City of Toronto
  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton

Winter Weather Travel Advisory in effect for today and tonight.

What:
Snow. Total amounts of 5 to 15 cm are expected by Friday morning.
Where:
Portions of the Greater Toronto Area, particularly downtown Toronto, southern Etobicoke, Mississauga, Milton, and Oakville.
This includes sections of the following highways:
-Highway 403
-Highway 407
-Highway 427
-Queen Elizabeth Way
-Gardiner Expressway
When:
Midday today through Friday morning. The steadiest snowfall is expected this evening.
Discussion:
Lake enhanced snowfall is expected to locally boost snowfall amounts to 10 to 15 cm in parts of the west end of the Greater Toronto Area. Accumulating snow could cause poor driving conditions, and impact the commute this evening and Friday morning. The localized nature of lake enhanced snow means that snowfall intensity and accumulations may vary considerably between nearby locations.
Actions:
Drivers should plan to give themselves extra time to reach their destination.
If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Photo Credit: Environment Canada

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