Winter weather travel advisory in effect for Kingston area

Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for Kingston and the area, advising of heavy snowfall which may impact travel tonight through Tuesday morning.

The advisory is in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas and was issued at 12:52 p.m. on Monday, Feb 27, 2023. The heavy snowfall is expected to begin this evening and continue through the night and into the morning, the national weather agency said.

“Snow is expected to begin early this evening and may be heavy at times. The snow may become mixed with ice pellets after midnight before tapering to light snow, drizzle or freezing drizzle by early Tuesday morning,” Environment Canada said.

The snow is expected to be heavy at times, with an accumulation of 10 cm. Peak snowfall rates of 2 to 4 centimetres per hour are likely to occur, which may result in reduced visibility in heavy snow and blowing snow, according to the weather agency.

Environment Canada added that surfaces may become slippery due to accumulating snow. “Strong southeasterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h are expected tonight followed by strong southwesterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h Tuesday,” the statement reads.

“Travel may be hazardous due to sudden changes in the weather. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.”

The City of Kingston is currently under a blanket overnight parking ban until the end of February. More information about on-street parking is available on the city’s website.

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