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Multiple power outages continue in County

UPDATE: Multiple power outages in Prince Edward County continue for thousands of Prince Edward County residents. Hydro One crews had hoped to restore electricity by Thursday afternoon but there are still up to 2,000 homes without service in the County who may not be powered up until about 11:30 p.m. tonight.
Residents in Belleville, Deseronto, Napanee and other regions also awaiting service that was disrupted by freezing rain, downed trees and power lines.

Wet roads may become icy as temperatures continue to drop, and fog has been reported. Environment Canada reports rain will transition over to snow for much of southern Ontario through the overnight hours tonight and into Friday.
By the end of Friday, Toronto could see 4-6 cm of snow, while eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, could see up to 20 cm.
Environment Canada warns the morning commute on Friday may be hazardous  due to brisk winds, snow and blowing snow and falling temperatures in many places.

Prince Edward County crews were at work all over the county looking after the trees, sanding and salting. Trees were down on County Road 7, Cressy Lakeside and West Street in Wellington, as well as numerous limbs down in other locations.
Freezing rain and ice caused the cancellation of all buses in Hastings Prince Edward this morning. Students from much of Eastern Ontario also received their first “snow” day of the year.

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Thursday morning’s drive in could be a messy one as Environment Canada expects freezing rain mixed with snow will develop overnight into Thursday morning in the County and other regions where temperatures will likely stay below zero. The freezing rain is expected to change over to rain Thursday afternoon.
“The combination of lows will bring active weather in the form of snow and freezing rain to Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes through Saturday,” says Dayna Vettese, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Snowfall amounts aren’t expected to be overwhelming, (5-10 cm) but the change from mild, spring-like conditions could catch some people off guard. Motorists are urged to exercise caution on the roads and approach winter driving with the right tactics.

Expect showers or a rain-snow mix from the Toronto area to Ottawa overnight Wednesday. Mixed precipitation will continue throughout the day Thursday, with snow further north, and a risk of freezing rain in the Kingston-Cornwall areas.

By the time all is said and done, Toronto could see a few centimetres of snow, while eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, could see up to 10 cm. The heaviest snow is expected to pile up in northern Ontario from Wawa to Kapuskasing with up to 25 cm.

School bus cancellations available from the “school” link on our home page, or click here

Keep up-to-date by visiting The Weather Network.

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