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Winter Storm Watches Upgraded To Warnings For Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough

KAWARTHA LAKES-We could be in for some nasty weather over the next few days. Environment Canada has upgraded a Watch into a Warning for our region.

Winter storm warning in effect for:

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

Snow, heavy at times, and ice pellets beginning early this evening with total amounts near 15 cm. Accumulations may be lower in areas that experience a greater period of mixing with ice pellets and freezing rain. There is also a risk of freezing rain with light ice accretion possible.

Light snow will become heavy at times early this evening. Snow may mix with ice pellets and freezing rain tonight. The wintry mix will taper off Thursday morning to patchy freezing drizzle.

Another wintry mix of precipitation is possible Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

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

Significant snowfall beginning this evening and overnight.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

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.

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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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