The Snowfall that is expected to come in this afternoon is the cause for Environment Canada to issue a Weather Advisory for some poor driving conditions expected for the drive home.
Their statement reads as follows;
Winter weather travel advisory in effect beginning this afternoon.
Snow associated with a deepening low pressure system moving up along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States will reach Southern Ontario later this afternoon. The snow is forecast to continue through tonight into early Friday morning.
A snowfall of 5 to 10 cm is expected across the region, with most of the snow falling tonight. Poor winter driving conditions are expected. Untreated roads may become snow covered and slippery.
This snowfall may have major impacts on the commute this evening as well as the commute Friday morning. Motorists should plan for extra time to reach their destination.
This is expected to be the largest snowfall event so far this season.
The snow will slowly taper off on Friday.
While winter driving is not new to Canadians, historically there is always an issue with the first major snow falls of the year, even a few centimeters can be dangerous if not treated with the appropriate care. The first snows always bring hundreds of collisions each year, don’t be one of them, exercise extra care this afternoon and Tomorrow morning.
Image and Information from Environment Canada.