Monday, January 30, 2023

Snowfall warning issued across Chatham-Kent

A snowfall warning has been issued across Chatham-Kent, and all of Southwestern Ontario, as significant snowfall is set to begin Wednesday morning, January 25, 2023.

Environment Canada officials say hazards, include: Total snowfall accumulations near 15 cm, locally higher amounts possible, reduced visibility in heavy snow and rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult.

Forecasters say the storm is beginning Wednesday morning and ending early Thursday morning.

“A Texas low will bring heavy snow to the area beginning Wednesday morning,” forecasters say.

“Heavy snow will taper off to flurries overnight or early Thursday morning. A few additional centimetres will be possible on Thursday. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.”

Take frequent breaks and avoid strain when clearing snow, forecasters added.

“Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight,” forecasters say.

“For information on emergency plans and kits go to: http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.”

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONStorm.

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