Environment Canada issues winter weather travel advisory for Kingston area

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Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for the Kingston area, advising of heavy snowfall which may impact travel late this evening and into the overnight hours.

The advisory was issued at 11:19 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024, and notes that travel may be hazardous due to local heavy snowfall and blowing snow. Total accumulation of 5 to 10 cm is possible, with peak snowfall rates of 2 to 5 cm per hour.

“Snow is forecast to begin late this afternoon or early this evening. The snow will quickly become heavy at times, before transitioning to periods of rain tonight or early Saturday morning as temperatures rise above freezing,” Environment Canada said.

The weather agency noted that strong southeasterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h will combine with the heavy snow and may cause significantly reduced visibility at times.

“Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Avoid travel if possible. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.”

Some areas north of Kingston are currently under an Environment Canada ‘Winter Storm Warning.’ For more location-specific and updated information, visit the Environment Canada website.

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