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Winter weather travel advisory issued for Timmins and area

Significantly reduced visibilities in heavy, blowing snow expected
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WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA
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Weather advisory in effect for:
    •    Little Abitibi - Kesagami Lake
    •    Timmins - Cochrane - Iroquois Falls
    •    Gogama - Foleyet
    •    Kirkland Lake - Englehart

Winter weather travel advisory in effect for today.

What:
Sudden and significantly reduced visibilities in heavy snow and local blowing snow.

When:
Now into this afternoon.

Discussion:
A strong cold front will move through the area producing frontal snow squalls. A quick 2 to 4 cm of snow along with near-zero visibilities at times in blowing snow can be expected with this cold front.

Motorists are advised to exercise caution.

Impacts:
Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.

For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit here or call 5-1-1.

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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