Environment Canada has issued a Winter Weather Travel Advisory for the Halton region.
The Thursday, December 23, 2009: An advisory was issuedWarnings about “poor weather conditions” causing transportation delays. With highways, roads and parking lots potentially becoming difficult for drivers to navigate, due to “accumulating white snow.”
Environment Canada stated that a “swath” of snow is expected to move from west to west through the region starting late Thursday afternoon and continuing overnight.
The snowfall total accumulation can reach six centimetres by the time that the snow taper off overnight.
Environment Canada predicts that snowfall rates will rise to their highest tonight and could have an impact on the evening commute.
The national weather agency stated that accumulations of snow on untreated roads could impact travel and that motorists should exercise caution.
Environment Canada warns, “Be ready to adjust your driving to meet changing road conditions.” “If visibility is reduced while driving turn on your lights and maintain safe following distance.”