Environment Canada warning of ‘scattered bands of heavy snow’

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Spring is close, but it ain’t here yet.

It appears as though winter might be leaving like a lion, as Environment Canada is calling for “scattered bands of heavy snow” beginning this afternoon and through the evening.

As a result, the weather prognosticators are issuing a winter weather travel advisory.

“Scattered bands of heavy snow are expected across the area beginning this afternoon (March 18),” Environment Canada released in a statement today. “Snow combined with gusty winds will lead to reduced visibilities at times.”

Snow is expected to be heavy at times, with snowfall accumulations up to 5 centimetres over some locations.

“Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather,” Environment Canada said. “Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”

Tonight’s (March 18) low is expected to be -8 degrees Celsius with a high of -5 C on Sunday (March 19).

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 511.

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