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Travel Advisory Issued, OPP Asking Residents To Stay Off The Roads

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.

“If you are not an emergency service/your travel is not essential, please stay home!
Many vehicles are currently stuck awaiting ploughs, which are working hard to try to get the roads cleared.” said the OPP on Twitter.

 

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.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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