Winter weather travel advisory for WC through Sunday

Special to WC Online

WEST CARLETON – Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory as the weather forecasters expect heavy snow over the net 24 hours.

“Snow is expected to develop over the area this evening (Jan. 1),” Environment Canada released in a statement on New Year’s Day. “The snow will continue into Sunday (Jan. 2) with peak snowfall rates of one to two centimetres per hour possible.”

Total snowfall amounts of four to eight cm are possible by the time the snow comes to an end Sunday afternoon.

“Travel may be hazardous tonight and Sunday morning as untreated surfaces are expected to become snow covered and icy,” Environment Canada said. “This snow is the result of a low pressure system passing south of Lake Erie tonight. There is still uncertainty regarding the track of this system. Should the low-pressure system track farther south, the resulting snowfall amounts would be less.”

Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly.

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit,, or call 511.

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