Major Weather Warning in Effect Today in Halton

 

Residents should take note of some extreme weather expected for today.

According to Environment Canada, a major windstorm is in effect starting this morning, bringing very strong southwest winds with frequent gusts of 100 to 110 km/h around noon.

Wind gusts of 120 km/h are likely in areas along the shores of Lake Huron and Lake Erie, as well as over higher elevations like the Dundalk Highlands,” the statement reads.

The damaging winds will continue into the evening and gradually start to diminish overnight, except near Lakes Erie and Huron, where they may persist most of the night.

Additionally, snowfall is expected this afternoon, which will likely be “whipped up by the winds creating near whiteout conditions at times in blowing snow,” causing reduced visibility.

Caution is advised, as damage to buildings may occur and loose objects may be tossed by the wind, causing injury or damage.

Widespread power outages are also possible today.

Residents should stay inside if possible and continue to watch for further weather warnings.

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