Drivers could experience messy, snowy commute in parts of GTA today

Nov 14 2018, 1:46 pm

The morning commute could get messy for those travelling around and out of the GTA today.

Environment Canada has issued a snow squall warning for parts of the GTA, including Newmarket, Georgina, northern York and Durham regions, as well as areas north of the city like Barrie, Orillia and Midland.

The national weather agency says snow squalls are occurring and, under the snow squall bands, visibility will be “significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate,” — causing hazardous travel conditions in some areas.

Environment Canada says snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably and changes from clear skies to heavy snow within just a few kilometres are common.

“Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.”

Environment Canada says additional snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected in the heaviest snow squalls.

As for Toronto, there’s a 40% chance of flurries and a low of 0° expected for today. Winds of up to 20 km/hr are also expected, which will feel more like -10° this morning, according to the weather agency.

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Environment Canada

Regardless of where you’re headed today, make sure to bundle up and give yourself some extra time before heading out.

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