January 18, 2016 7:18 am
Updated: January 18, 2016 5:54 pm

Special weather statement issued for parts of GTA due to flurries, snow squall

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In addition to the cold temperatures, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for parts of the Greater Toronto Area due to flurries and snow squalls on Monday and later this evening.

The weather office says a stiff west to northwest flow has delivered the coldest Arctic air mass of the season so far and is also ushering in a lake effect flurries from Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

READ MORE: Cold weather alerts issued for Toronto and Hamilton

The regions under the advisory include:

  • Newmarket – Georgina – Northern York Region
  • Vaughan – Richmond Hill – Markham
  • Burlington – Oakville
  • Caledon
  • Halton Hills – Milton
  • Mississauga – Brampton
  • City of Hamilton

Environment Canada says actual snowfall amounts will range from 4 to 8 centimetres locally.

Driver are also being reminded to slow down and pay attention to the road as the afternoon commute will be impacted by the snowfall.

Motorists should be prepared for rapidly changing and suddenly poor winter driving conditions, as low visibility in blowing snow or bursts of heavier snow are quite possible.

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