KAWARTHA LAKES-The City of Kawartha Lakes OPP is asking residents to stay off the roads if possible due to blowing and drifting snow. Environment Canada has issued a Winter Weather Travel Advisory for our area.
Weather advisory in effect for:
- Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
- Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County
Winter weather travel advisory in effect for this morning into this evening with strong wind gusts 70 to 80 km/h and sudden reduction of visibility due to flurries and blowing snow.
Extreme cold wind chills near minus 30. Accumulation of snow due to blowing snow on road surfaces, especially over exposed areas.
Extreme cold wind chill conditions are expected to improve slightly this afternoon.
Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery.
For road conditions and other traveller information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1.