Travel advisory on winter weather, up to 20 cm of snow in places

Snow is on its way, Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory for several northern Ontario communities on Monday.

Temperatures in northeastern Ontario have dropped and some communities are expecting snow as “a very slow-moving low pressure system will bring precipitation to the area over the next few days.”

Environment Canada Weather Alert Map Oct 17/22

Here’s where the snow is expected to fall and how much.

These communities could see 10 to 20 centimeters of snow by Tuesday morning, with the majority expected to fall on Monday:

  • Aroland, Hornepayne, Manitouwadge, Nakina and Pagwa
  • Fraserdale, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Pledger Lake and Smooth Rock Falls

Chapleau and Lake Missinaibi could see five to 15 centimeters of snow, with most falling Monday evening and ending Tuesday morning.

Beardmore, Black Sturgeon Lake, Cloud Bay, Dorion, Gull Bay, Jellicoe, Macdiarmid, Nipigon and Rossport could see accumulations between five and 10 centimeters as lake effect showers continue into the early afternoon.

“Snow will become heavy at times today and taper off Tuesday morning,” Environment Canada said.

“Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust their travel plans accordingly. Use extra caution when walking or driving in affected areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your headlights and keep a safe distance. Visibility can sometimes be suddenly reduced in heavy snow.”

Meanwhile, the four major cities in the northeast – Greater Sudbury, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins – should see rain and single-digit highs, with low temperatures hovering just above freezing.

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