Snow Alert: White Christmas for Brampton
December 20, 2022 – According to Environment Canada, Brampton is under a Special Weather Statement with a significant winter snow storm to hit the area heading into the holiday weekend.
Environment Canada Weather Statement: Alerts for: Halton – Peel – Environment Canada (weather.gc.ca)
The storm will bring strong winds and heavy snow, with blizzard conditions possible late Friday into the weekend. The agency predicts rain or snow on Thursday before changing to rain on Friday.
The City of Brampton’s Snow Clearing Update webpage was last updated on Tuesday – “Staff are currently monitoring road and weather conditions. Equipment is on standby and will be dispatched as conditions warrant“.
Temperatures may drop significantly on Friday, leading to potential flash freeze for areas that receive rain.
Additionally, a multi-day lake effect snow event is to continue into the weekend for locations east of the Great Lakes.
As a result, Environment Canada advises residents to consider altering their holiday plans due to the potential for dangerous travel conditions.
The agency warns residents of the possibility of extensive utility outages.