School bus cancellations and a snow squall warning for Simcoe Muskoka

A school bus is seen in Barrie, Ont. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 (CTV News/KC Colby)

Travel times could be affected in areas experiencing snow squalls on Tues., Dec 7, as school buses are also cancelled.

 

The Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium has cancelled all school buses and vans in the North Weather Zone, including Elmvale, Midland, Penetanguishene and Orillia.

Environment Canada issued a snow squall warning for parts of Simcoe County, Muskoka and Grey and Northern Wellington County.

High winds and snow streamers are making travelling difficult in @tinytownship. Check @511Ontario and listen to local radio before heading out if necessary. #SGBOPP ^DH pic.twitter.com/hc5urGVxHK

— OPP Central Region (@OPP_CR) December 7, 2021

Fifteen centimetres of snow is expected to fall before weakening this afternoon.

Burts of heavy and blowing snow are hazards as strong northwest winds bring a cold front to the region.

Areas under the snow squall warning include

  • Barrie
  • Collingwood
  • Hillsdale
  • Midland
  • Coldwater
  • Orr Lake
  • Orillia
  • Lagoon City
  • Washago
  • Bracebridge
  • Gravenhurst
  • Port Carling
  • Port Severn
  • Blue Mountains
  • Owen Sound
  • Grey County
  • Northern Wellington County

A weather advisory warning of low visibility, blowing heavy snow in brief bursts has been issued for

  • Orangevile
  • Grand Valley
  • Shelburne
  • Mansfield
  • Dufferin County

Those areas are expected to see up to 5 cm in a two to four-hour period before conditions improve this afternoon.