4 to 8 centimeters of spring snow arrive in Northumberland

A weather advisory is in effect for Northumberland County as a spring snowstorm is expected to pass through the area.

Environment Canada says four to eight centimeters of snowfall is expected early Monday evening (April 18) and through Tuesday morning.

“The onset of precipitation will likely begin as rain before turning to snow. Temperatures above freezing and areas along the lakeshore may limit snow accumulations, especially on surfaces such as roads and sidewalks,” the weather advisory said. “Locally higher snow accumulations may occur over areas of higher ground, including the Oak Ridges Moraine, where temperatures will be slightly cooler.”

Environment Canada suggests that people be prepared to adapt their driving to changing road conditions.

“Be very careful when walking or driving in affected areas. Visibility can sometimes be suddenly reduced in heavy snow,” the statement read.

For road conditions and other Ministry of Transportation travel information, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or dial 5-1-1. Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, email [email protected] or tweet the reports using #ONStorm.

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