Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for most of southern and eastern Ontario, and a major storm is expected to hit parts of the province.
Snowfall began in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday morning and Windsor and Niagara are expected to see up to 15 centimeters. As the storm moves east, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area could see between 15 and 20 centimeters starting Wednesday morning and into the early afternoon.
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Environment Canada has warned that the rapid accumulation of snow could lead to possible isolated power outages, reduced visibility and difficult travel.
“Basically motorists should allow a lot of extra time to reach their destination and if they don’t have to drive today, don’t,” said Rob Kuhn, severe weather meteorologist at Environment Canada.
“There will likely be a significant impact on commuting during rush hour this afternoon across much of southern Ontario.”
GO Transit adjusted its schedule due to the storm, as the regional transit operator for the Greater Golden Horseshoe advised riders to allow extra travel time. The Toronto Transit Commission said it has plans in place to ensure service continues.
The storm is expected to begin dumping snow over eastern Ontario late Wednesday afternoon and winding down Thursday. Ottawa, Kingston and most of Eastern Ontario are expected to see accumulations of up to 20 centimeters of snow.
This report from The Canadian Press was first published on January 25, 2023.
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