Extreme cold warning ended, but now we're under a winter travel advisory

Extreme cold warning ended, but now we're under a winter travel advisory

The extreme cold warning has finally been ended for Greater Sudbury, but now we’re under a weather advisory, specifically for winter travel.

“Snow will affect all of northeastern Ontario today and tonight,” said the advisory, issued by Environment Canada early Sunday morning. “However, bands of heavier snow will develop in a strong southerly flow off of Lake Huron with areas of reduced visibilities in snow and blowing snow. Rapidly accumulating could make travel quite difficult in some locations.

“Along Highway 17, the most affected locations in these Lake Huron bands will be between Highway 108 and Sturgeon Falls. Snowfall totals may reach 15 to 20 cm in a few locales over the next 24 hours, however the snowfall warning criteria of 15 cm in 12 hours is not expected to be reached. It is recommended to adjust travel plans accordingly.”