Winter weather travel advisory in effect for entire Kawarthas region Wednesday

Gusty winds up to 70 km/h and sudden heavy snow expected with 1 to 5 cm of snow possible

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

Environment Canada has expanded its winter weather travel advisory to include the entire Kawarthas region for Wednesday afternoon (March 29).

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

A sharp cold front will move through southern Ontario on Wednesday bringing a burst of heavy snow. Wind along the front may gust as high as 70 km/h. This combination of snow and strong winds may create a period of challenging driving conditions.

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Local snowfall amounts of 1 or 2 cm are possible in the southern Kawarthas region, with 2 to 5 cm possible in the northern region.

In addition, a sudden drop in temperature in the wake of the cold front could cause roads, sidewalks, and parking lots to become icy.

There will be reduced visibility in heavy snow and quickly accumulating snow will make roads slippery. Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.


This story has been updated with the lastest forecast from Environment Canada.