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Winter Storm Watch Issued For Kawartha Lakes And Peterborough

KAWARTHA LAKES-A Winter Storm Watch and a Special Weather Statement have been issued for Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough.

Winter storm watch in effect for:

  • Lindsay – Southern Kawartha Lakes
  • Peterborough City – Lakefield – Southern Peterborough County

A winter storm is expected late Wednesday into Thursday with snow and ice pellets, at times heavy. Reduced visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow and a risk of freezing rain.

Officials say a Colorado low is expected to bring a wintry mix of snow and ice pellets to much of southern Ontario. Precipitation may fall heavily at times leading to hazardous winter travel conditions. Precipitation may also mix with freezing rain in some areas. There remains some uncertainty for the exact location, timing, and accumulations of snow and ice pellets.

Special weather statement in effect for:

  • Apsley – Woodview – Northern Peterborough County
  • Fenelon Falls – Balsam Lake Park – Northern Kawartha Lakes

Significant snowfall possible Wednesday night into Thursday.

Warnings may be issued as the event draws nearer.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. 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.

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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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