Hazardous driving conditions predicted as snow heads to Burlington and Oakville


Published December 18, 2023 at 12:41 pm

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Snow is on the way to Burlington and Oakville and driving conditions could become hazardous.

Environment Canada has just issued a winter weather travel advisory that is in effect today (Dec. 18) and will continue until tomorrow morning.

The advisory warns that Burlington and Oakville is in store for a 4 to 8 cm snowfall later today that will result in reduced visibility and icy and slippery road conditions.

As the afternoon unfolds, rain is expected to turn into snow as colder air moves into the region.

“Snow may become heavy at times this evening or overnight,” the advisory warns. “Increasing northwest winds gusting from 50 to 60 km/h may result in localized areas of blowing snow in exposed areas. Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.”

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit ontario.ca/511, twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1.



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