Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Watch Effect

Currently sun & cloud -12C. Anticipate side roads and sidewalks will be partially snow covered, icy and slippery. Residents are advised to proceed with caution.

A winter storm watch is in effect with 30-40cm of snow with blowing snow starting mid day Tuesday through end of day Wednesday. Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.

The Wednesday commute will be difficult.

Plowing, sanding & gritting of sidewalks and residential roads will be ongoing today and tomorrow. This snow is associated with a Colorado Low that will cross through Ontario Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecasted conditions

☀️ Today sun & cloud. 🌡 High -9C overnight low -19C.  💨 Wind steady at 10 km/h. 🌒 Tonight clear and 🥶 very cold wind chill -28C and risk of frost bite.   

☁️ Tuesday increasing cloud, 🌨 snow beginning mid day, local blowing snow. 🌡 High -11C overnight low -10C. 💨Wind East 30 gusting to 50 km/h. Accumulations 10-20cm ❄️ possible by Wednesday morning.

🌨 Wednesday snow. 🌡 High -3C overnight low -9C. Accumulations 10-20cm ❄️ possible.

☁️ Thursday cloudy and chance of flurries 🌡 High -3C overnight low -6C.

City operations

Residents are advised to exercise patience and drive with caution.  Staff are monitoring weather forecasts and will be patrolling roads throughout the event

  • We anticipate road & sidewalk conditions will be snow covered, icy, slushy and slippery through the evening/overnight Tuesday and all day Wednesday. Travel will be impacted   
  • Combo plow trucks will be deployed from the onset of the snow and will continue to plow and salt the arterial roads. All sidewalk units will be deployed to plow and apply abrasives to sidewalks and bus stops 
  • We will deploy plowing/sanding/gritting resources over the remainder of the transportation network as necessary as the weather or road conditions change
  • Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots may become snow covered, icy and slippery