On Tuesday winter is going to remind us that it has not yet left the building. Recently Brampton has been hit by lots of snow and fluctuating temperatures, and another huge storm hits Brampton today.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement that hazardous winter conditions are expected for Southern Ontario.
Today’s storm is expected to have a combination of 15 to 25 cm snow and ice pellets as well as the possibility of freezing rain. There are also supposed to be strong winds of about 40 km/h with gusts between 70 and 80 km/h, so make sure anything on your patio or porch that might blow away is secured.
Environment Canada’s special statement continues, “Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.”
They also say that if you don’t need to be out on the streets or on the road, then don’t do it until conditions improve.
If you’re interested in tracking snow removal operations across Brampton, you can find updates on when main streets, residential streets, courts, sidewalks, and bus stops have had the snow cleared on the city’s website.