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'Hazardous winter conditions': Winter storm expected to hit this afternoon

Airport says flights to and from Toronto will be affected

With heavy snow expected to begin early this afternoon, Greater Sudbury is under a winter storm warning.

Hazardous winter conditions are expected over the next day or so, said the winter storm warning, which was updated by Environment Canada just before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

As we wait for the storm to hit, the Greater Sudbury airport says flights to and from Toronto will be impacted. Visit before heading to the airport.

School buses were cancelled in other parts of Northern Ontario and into Southern Ontario Tuesday, but not here in Greater Sudbury.

Snow at times heavy will begin today near noon or early this afternoon. There will be a temporary lull in snowfall this evening, but the snow will reintensify overnight and persist into Wednesday. 

Based on the current guidance, the heaviest snow will fall over eastern portions of Manitoulin Island northeast to just south of North Bay.

Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are expected before snow tapers off Wednesday afternoon.

Strong easterly winds gusting up to 70 km/h may cause near zero visibility in blowing snow.

Impacts to travel are expected. Localized power outages may occur.

This snow is associated with a Colorado Low that will cross Southern Ontario tonight into Wednesday.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.