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Winter weather travel advisory in effect for Sault and area


Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for Sault Ste. Marie and surrounding areas.

“Lake effect snow continues today,” the advisory said.

Additional snowfall is expected, along with significantly reduced visibilities in heavy snow and local blowing snow.

Wind gusts could reach 50 km/h Friday morning and into this afternoon.

“Lake effect snowfall with a risk of snowsqualls will continue today, with additional snowfall accumulations of 5 to 10 cm,” the advisory said.

“Heavy snow will combine with gusty northwesterly winds up to 50 km/h to give reduced visibilities at times.”

Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance.

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