SUDBURY -- Environment Canada has issued Winter weather travel advisories for communities along the Highway 17 corridor on Wednesday, with up to 15 cm of snow expected.

The weather alert prompted by an Alberta Clipper moving across central Lake Huron that stretches from the Sault Ste. Marie area to Mattawa, is in effect until early Wednesday afternoon.

Snow will be heavy at times with 10 to 15 centimetres expected to accumulate by early evening. The heaviest snowfall is expected between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

"The highest amounts are expected along and south of the Highway 17 corridor," Environment Canada said.

Highways affected:

Greater Sudbury, Killarney, Manitoulin, and North Bay

  • Highways 17, 69, 11, and 6

Southern Algoma District, Sault Ste. Marie, and Elliot Lake

  • Highways 17, 129, and 108

Drivers should plan to take extra time to reach their destinations.

"If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop," Environment Canada said.