KAWARTHA LAKES-Environment Canada has issued a Winter Storm Watch for parts of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough.
Winter storm watch in effect for:
- Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
- Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes
A major winter storm expected late this week into the holiday weekend with snow heavy at times with snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm by Friday evening. Strong to damaging wind gusts of 70 to 90 km/h with low visibilities in blowing snow beginning Thursday night.
Strong to damaging wind gusts developing Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday.
Snow, heavy at times, is expected to begin Thursday night and continue into Saturday. Also, a cold front will move through the area Friday afternoon ushering in much colder air along with strong to damaging wind gusts.
Avoid travel if possible. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.
For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca.