Winter weather travel advisory in effect for southern Kawarthas for Monday night

Snow, heavy at times, with 5 to 10 cm of accumulation expected

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

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for the southern greater Kawarthas region for Monday evening (January 24).

The weather advisory is in effect for southern Peterborough County, southern Kawartha Lakes, and Northumberland County.

There will be snow, heavy at times, with total accumulation of 5 to 10 cm expected by later on Monday night. Peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 cm per hour are possible.

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Southwesterly winds over Lake Ontario are expected to enhance snowfall rates, especially for areas closer to the lake shore.

There will be reduced visibility due to snow and occasional blowing snow.

Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.