Environment Canada forecasts first major snowfall of the season

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SOUTH DUNDAS – Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Eastern Ontario including South Dundas.

The agency said that a low pressure system will track northward today and Friday. Snow will begin this evening, and continue overnight and into Friday.

A total snowfall of 10 to 15 centimetres is expected. Environment Canada said more significant impacts are expected on Friday morning, and that motorists should be prepared for poor driving conditions.

The snow is expected to taper off later Friday. This will be the first major snowfall of the season.

The Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police remind motorists that adverse weather conditions put extra demands on drivers and vehicle performance. They advise that drivers stay alert, slow down, and stay in control when driving.

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