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Snow and very cold temperatures in the forecast this weekend

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for two to five centimeters of snow on Saturday and extremely cold temperatures with a wind chill of -20 to -30 expected to last through the weekend to Monday morning.

Plan for the cold weather

  • Limit exposure to extreme cold weather
  • Check local weather forecast for temperature, wind chill and weather warnings
  • Keep extra mittens and gloves in the car, house or school bag
  • Wear layered, windproof and waterproof clothing
  • Make sure your head, face, ears, neck, hands and feet are well protected
  • Prepare a 72-hour emergency kit
  • Prevent exposed pipes from freezing by fitting them with insulation sleeves or wrapping.
  • Bring pets inside

Drive with care during snowy conditions

  • Slow down, avoid sudden turns, braking and accelerating and be respectful of pedestriansMake sure your windshield fluid and vehicle fuel is topped up
  • Drive a safe distance behind plows and only pass snow removal vehicles on the left when a safe passing area is available and the lane is clear
  • Leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead
  • Be mindful of pedestrians and drive according to the road conditions
  • Make sure it’s easy for other drivers to see you; please turn on the full headlight system
  • Carry a roadside emergency kit


York Region; cold weather; weather forecast Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for two to five centimeters of snow on Saturday and extremely cold temperatures with a wind chill of -20 to -30 expected to last through the weekend to Monday morning. The Regional Municipality of York en-US News

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