Hazardous Winter Conditions Are Expected – Happy Groundhog Day

IMG_4187Happy Groundhog Day!  Yikes…that’s COLD!!!!!  I think you could probably make your own predictions about spring today..LOL

If the schools and buses are canceled then what about my run? I might be that crazy new runner in town but I’m not insane! It’s a cross training day if I’ve ever needed one! Yikes…that’s COLD!!!!!

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So, before you take to the roads you might want to know what you’re in for.  Here are a few web sites that might just help you get to where you are wanting to go or just reconfirmed that it’s just crazy to drive in this stuff or you can call 519-941-6991 locally, or 1-877-941-6991 toll free

Dufferin Road Conditions
Weather Office
The Weather Network Road Conditions


Issued at 2015-02-02 09:59 UTC by Environment Canada:
Winter storm warning continued for:

Orangeville – Grand Valley – Southern Dufferin County, Ont. (046530)
Current details: 
Hazardous winter conditions are expected. A winter storm with heavy snow and blowing snow continues across Southern Ontario. For areas south of a line from Sarnia towards Hamilton, total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm are likely, with the highest amounts near the Great Lakes. North of this line, from Huron – Perth through Waterloo – Wellington and the Greater Toronto Area, total amounts will likely be in the 15 to 20 cm range. In addition to the heavy snow, strong and gusty winds have reduced visibilties to 500 metres or less at times in blowing snow. The combination of snow and blowing snow is resulting in hazardous travelling conditions. For the Hamilton and Northern Niagara regions, winds are gusting to 70 km/h this morning and are resulting in near blizzard conditions along the lakeshore and on the Niagara Escarpment. Also, the winds are combining with the cold airmass to produce wind chill values ranging from minus 20 to minus 30 for regions in the winter storm warning. The morning commute is expected to be significantly affected by this winter storm. Conditions are forecast to improve later this morning over Southwestern Ontario and by this afternoon for the rest of the warned regions as the snow tapers off and winds begin to diminish.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. 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. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight. For information on emergency plans and kits go to http://www.getprepared.gc.ca/ Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together. Environment Canada meteorologists will update alerts as required, so stay tuned to your local media or Weatheradio. Email reports of severe weather to storm.ontario@ec.gc.ca or tweet with the hashtag ‪#‎ONStorm‬.

More details on the alert are available here.
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Latest information is always available here: http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

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