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Winter weather travel advisory in effect for Kingston and area

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Kingston and the area, advising of winter weather impacting travel in advance of the holiday weekend

Photo by Ellis Garvey.

The advisory is in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas and was issued just after 6 a.m. on Thursday, Dec 23, 2021. The weather impacting travel is to begin this afternoon and continue through the evening, the national weather agency said.

“A swath of snow is expected to move through the region from west to east beginning this evening and continuing overnight,” Environment Canada said.

“Total snowfall accumulations of 2 to 5 cm can be expected by the time the snow tapers off overnight. Snowfall rates are expected to be at their highest this evening and may cause impacts to the evening commute.”

Environment Canada warns that accumulating snow on untreated roadways may impact travel. Motorists are advised to exercise caution.

“Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance,” the special weather statement reads.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.”

Kingstonist will continue to monitor this weather situation and provide updates if/when more information becomes available.

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