Winter weather alert for Kingston and area

Environment Canada has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Greater Napanee and Consecon.

“Winter weather travel advisory in effect beginning Tuesday evening,” said the national weather service in the advisory, with the expectation of snowfall amounts near 5 cm in the Kingston area, and up to 10 cm in the Greater Napanee area, with poor visibility due to heavy snow at times.

The hazardous weather is expected to begin Tuesday evening in some parts and early Wednesday morning in others, ending early Wednesday evening.

“An approaching low pressure system will make its way over the lower Great Lakes tonight into Wednesday, bringing snow for much of southern Ontario. Snowfall is expected to begin during the morning commute, when temperatures will be below freezing, creating hazardous driving conditions,” Environment Canada said.

“This is the first significant snowfall of the season,” the advisory continued. “Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.”

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