Weather advisory warns of heavy snowfall, driving conditions

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Environment Canada has issued a weather advisory for the Quinte area and all school buses in the area are cancelled.

Schools remain open.

“An area of snow is forecast to move across the area beginning this morning. The snow may fall heavily at times resulting in poor visibility. Total snowfall amounts of five to 10 cm can be expected by the time the snow comes to an end this afternoon or evening.

“Areas of higher elevation may see even higher amounts.” As much as 15 cm may fall in higher terrain, the agency noted.
“The morning commute will likely be impacted and motorists are advised to exercise caution and alter their travel plans accordingly.”

Wind gusts of up to 50 km/h are possible, with a high of 2 C but a wind chill this morning of minus 9 C.

Tonight there is a 30 per cent chance of flurries with snow beginning before morning and amounting to about two centimetres. The overnight low will be around the freezing mark. Snow is to continue into Tuesday afternoon, with as much as four centimetres predicted and a high of 3 C.

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