First dose of winter hits Monday night

(Photo: City of Mississauga)
(Photo: City of Mississauga)
A winter storm watch for Mississauga has ended and Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for Peel and Halton regions Monday afternoon, with a freezing rain warning in Caledon.
Five to 10 cms of snow is expected to fall Monday night, changing to ice pellets after midnight.
“Areas near the shores of Lake Ontario may only see accumulations of 3 or 4 cms,” reads an Environment Canada forecast.
Snow, combined with strong easterly winds of 40 gusting to 60 km/h, will create “very poor visibilities in blowing snow” late Monday into Tuesday, and freezing rain is predicted to switch to rain by Tuesday morning.
Flight delays are possible, and the Greater Toronto Airport Authority is asking travellers to check their flight status with individual airlines, or by clicking here.

Quick reminders to help you get on your way:
Winter driving tips:
  • Check the forecast
  • Plan your route and give yourself extra travel time
  • Dress for the weather
  • Remove all snow and ice from your vehicle
  • Top up windshield washer fluid
  • Drive according to road conditions
  • Give yourself extra braking distance
  • Be alert behind the wheel
Keep the following items in your vehicle:
  • Ice scraper
  • Snow brush
  • Shovel
  • Windshield washer fluid
  • Booster cables
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Blankets
  • Extra clothing and footwear
  • First aid kit
  • Smart phone and charger
(Source: CAA Southern Ontario)
-Kelly Roche


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