Winter storm to dump 25 cm of snow on parts of southern Ontario, Quebec

Snow and wind gusts are expected to blow through southern Ontario and Quebec, reducing visibility to near-zero at times.

The approaching winter storm is caused by a low-pressure system heading north from Texas.

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As the air mass heads north and passes over the lower Great Lakes, it is expected to bring heavy snow to the areas in its path.

The snow storm is expected to hit southern Ontario late Tuesday morning, and will last until Wednesday morning, Environment Canada warned.

Snowfall is expected to be heaviest on Tuesday night.

A warning from the weather agency forecasts between 15 and 25 centimetres of snow to fall on the areas under the warning by Wednesday.

The storm will then pass through southern Quebec, hitting the area on Wednesday morning. Specific details have yet to be provided, but several winter storm and blizzard warnings have been issued for the area.

It warned that strong winds will also blow through exposed areas, with gusts as strong as 70 km/h in both provinces.

There are also snowfall warnings in western New Brunswick as a result of the storm.

"Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve," the statement advised.

"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."

Because of the storm, airlines across Canada are advising travellers to check their flight statuses online before leaving home.

All of Environment Canada's warnings can be seen on the agency's website.



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