Winter travel advisory issued for Toronto, Hamilton and parts of GTA

December 15, 2016 4:39 pm

Environment Canada is warning of hazardous driving conditions in the GTA due to a blast of winter weather.


A band of snowfall approached the outer reaches of Toronto before 2 p.m. on Thursday, with snowfall expected to continue for several hours.


In a winter travel weather advisory sent out by the national weather agency Thursday morning, Environment Canada said Toronto, Hamilton and parts of the GTA will see brief, heavy, blowing snow that will likely create messy driving conditions at times today.


Environment Canada also warns that brief whiteout conditions may also occur in parts of the GTA.


Halton-Peel, Pickering, Oshawa, southern Durham Region, Vaughan, Richmond Hill and Markham are included in the weather advisory.


Multiple collisions have been reported north of Toronto this morning.


A snow squall watch remains in effect for Newmarket, Georgina, northern York Region, Uxbridge, Beaverton, and northern Durham Region. In Newmarket, all municipal facilities were ordered to be closed for 3 p.m. as near-zero visibility conditions set in.


An extreme cold weather alert remains in effect for Toronto today.


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