Snowstorm to blanket southern Ontario


A major snowstorm could hit most of southern Ontario Tuesday night and Wednesday, Environment Canada says.

"Potential widespread snowfall amounts will be in the order of 20 to 30 centimetres with local higher accumulations, as well as blowing and drifting snow," the agency said Sunday.

It said the snow could blanket the area from Windsor in the southwest through London, Hamilton, Toronto and Kingston to Brockville in the east, and north to Peterborough.

Light snow is expected to start in many areas Monday night or Tuesday, and heavier snow could affect areas near the west end of Lake Ontario on Tuesday morning.

The storm is the result of a low-pressure system that is expected to develop over Texas on Monday and then move northeast.

The snow is expected to taper off Wednesday afternoon.