Winter weather travel advisory issued for the Kawarthas

Heavy snow causing reduced visibility with steep temperature drop during the day

Cars on snow-covered highway.

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for this morning (January 16).

The travel advisory is in effect for all of the Kawarthas with the exception of Northumberland County.

Sudden reduced visibility due to occasionally heavy snow is likely this morning as a cold front moves over the area.

Strong northwesterly wind gusts up to 60 km/h behind the cold front will cause heavy local blowing snow with suddenly reduced visibility as well. Roads may become snow covered and icy as a result.

Temperatures will also fall precipitously during the day as the cold front moves in, dropping from -2°C this morning to -12°C this afternoon (with a wind chill value of -20°C).