Photos showcase significant snowfall in London, Ont., region

Clockwise from left: Westmount from Mar Drocic, Oakridge from Amanda Gomes, after shovelling from Jill Wright, and Ben and Mason from Kelly Aston. supplied via Facebook

People in the London, Ont., region woke up to a blanket of snow and the flurries kept on falling throughout the day Friday.

Global News Radio 980 CFPL’s weather specialist John Wilson says as much as 18 inches, or 45 cm, of snow fell between 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 p.m. Friday. Environment Canada says another five to 10 cm is possible before snow squalls turn to flurries Friday evening.

A snow squall warning for London-Middlesex was lifted shortly after 5 p.m. Friday.

Read more: More snow squalls expected in the London area

Nearly a half-metre of snow certainly sounds like a lot but photographs from throughout the region can better demonstrate exactly how much that is.

According to Jamie Ashley W., the snowfall was “three Beamers” high in London’s Old North neighbourhood.

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Jamie Ashley W. says the snowfall was three Beamers high in Old North. Jamie Ashley W

In the northwest end of the city, Gloria McKenzie made a path for her dog, Molly.

Molly in northwest London. Gloria McKenzie

Annie Henson says it was a great day for her son Ryan to play on his recess from homeschooling.

Ryan enjoying the snow on Jan. 29, 2021. Annie Henson

Danielle Buchko shared this picture of Jonny and Charlie Buchko playing in the snow in northwest London.

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Jonny and Charlie Buchko of London playing in the snow. Danielle Buchko

Carrie Nissen and her daughter Audrey in east London took the opportunity to enjoy their first dip in their new hot tub.

Carrie Nissen and her daughter Audrey enjoying the hot tub after a heavy snowfall in east London. Carrie Nissen

Arlene Bill of London decided to take advantage of the snow to chill some beverages.

Beers chilling in the snow in London, Ont. Arlene Bill

Kristian Bernat shared this artistic photo taken early Friday morning in London.

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Snowfall in London, Ont. Kristian Bernat

Christal McKay shared a photo showing the view from Parkwood Institute in London.

The view from Parkwood Institute in London, Ont., on Jan. 29, 2021. Christal McKay

Northwest of London, Ilderton also saw heavy snowfall as well. Andria Askew shared this photo to Global News 980 CFPL.

Snowfall in Ilderton, Ont. Andria Askew

This photo from Nicole Vander Wielen shows Lucan was also blanketed in snow.

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Snowfall in Lucan, Ont. Nicole Vander Wielen

Heading further north, Hensall was among the regions hit by a band of snow squalls.

Snow in Hensall, Ont., on Jan. 29, 2021. James Bain

Closer to Goderich, Clinton also experienced heavy snowfall as seen in this photo from Chris Bowen.

Snow on a vehicle in Clinton on Jan. 29, 2021. Chris Bowen

Meanwhile, Rick Jenner in the Chatham area was among those using the opportunity to showcase blue skies and green grass.

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While snow squalls blanketed the London region in snow, Chatham was a different story. Rick Jenner