Winter weather travel advisory for northern Kawarthas Tuesday night into Wednesday

7-14 cm of snow with risk of freezing drizzle followed by falling temperatures

Cars on a snow-covered road during a winter storm. (Stock photo)

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for the northern Kawarthas region for Tuesday night (January 18) into Wednesday.

The winter weather travel advisory is in effect for northern Peterborough County, northern Kawartha Lakes, northern Hastings County, and Haliburton County.

There will be snow, heavy at times, with accumulations of 7 to 14 cm, and a risk of freezing drizzle.

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Snow will develop Tuesday night and will taper to flurries Wednesday morning. Through Wednesday morning, there will also be the risk for freezing drizzle before temperatures moderate in the early afternoon.

A sharp cold front will push through the region late Wednesday afternoon which will cause temperatures to abruptly drop back below freezing. The combination of accumulating snow, freezing drizzle, and falling temperatures late Wednesday afternoon will make for hazardous road conditions, particularly for untreated surfaces.

Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.