January 10, 2016 12:41 pm
Updated: January 11, 2016 6:07 am

Parts of southern Ontario under snow squall watch and warning

WATCH ABOVE: Southern Ontario is under a snow squall watch as Sunday saw plenty of nasty weather with more wind and snow ahead. Candace Daniel reports.


Environment Canada is warning people in some areas of southern Ontario to be cautious on the road, as “intense” snow squalls could lead to treacherous road conditions.

The national weather forecaster says some areas may see localized snow of up to 20 centimetres.

The alert also warns of near-zero visibility on some roadways, and advises postponing any non-essential travel.

In Toronto, rainy conditions quickly turned into snow as the temperature hits 0 degrees on Sunday evening.

The forecaster says snow squalls cause weather conditions to vary considerably, from clear skies to heavy snow in just a few kilometres.

The affected area is bound by the Georgian Bay, Midland, Durham Region and Perth County, including Barrie, Orillia, Peterborough, Owen Sound, Newmarket, Uxbridge and the northern York and Durham regions.


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