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Updated: Special Weather Statement upgraded to Snowfall Warning

Snowfall accumulation between 15 and 20 cm possible by Tuesday morning
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Updated Feb. 17

The Special Weather Statement issued by Environment Canada Feb. 16 has ended in place of a Snowfall Warning.

Snow is expected to begin Monday (Feb. 17) around midnight, and result in between 15 to 20 cm of snowfall accumulation by the next morning. 

Driving conditions are expected to rapidly deteriorate once the snow arrives, including sudden changes in visibility.

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

Should visibility be drastically reduced, motorists are asked to turn on their lights and maintain a safe following distance. 

Original Story

A Special Weather Statement has been issued for Greater Sudbury and the surrounding area in response to a snowstorm forecast for Monday evening. 

Total snowfall amounts between 10 and 20 cm are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. 

These conditions are in response to a low pressure system from Texas, that will be making its way to the Great Lakes Monday, reaching Lake Superior by the evening, then spreading east to the Quebec border by Tuesday morning. 

Snowfall should taper off in Sudbury by Tuesday evening, as the low pressure system crosses Central or Eastern Ontario into Quebec. 

Poor winter driving conditions are very likely. Motorists are asked to adjust their travel plans accordingly.