February 11, 2019 10:55 am
Updated: February 12, 2019 2:00 pm

Winter storm hits Guelph area, Waterloo region: Environment Canada

Environment Canada says up to 25 centimetres of snow, along with ice pellets and freezing rain, is expected to hit southwestern Ontario on Tuesday.

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Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning that covers the Guelph area and Waterloo region for Tuesday.

Snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and strong winds are all in the forecast at various points throughout the day.

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The agency said snow will begin early Tuesday and change to ice pellets later in the day. There is also a risk of freezing rain.

Guelph and Wellington County could see up to 25 centimetres, while Waterloo region is expected to get 10 to 20 centimetres.

The agency said winds gusting up to 70 km/h will cause blowing snow and reduced visibility throughout the day.

Localized power outages are also possible, according to weather office.

Environment Canada said the weather is associated with a “Colorado Low” that will cross southern Ontario.

“Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve,” Environment Canada said. “Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations.”

Drivers should make sure their lights are on and maintain a safe following distance if visibility is reduced, the weather office said.

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