Significant weather event declared in Bruce County

A road camera showing Grey Road 25 and Grey-Bruce Line / Bruce Road 10. November 30, 2022. Capture via MTO.

As snowfall moves through parts of midwestern Ontario, some roads and highways may soon become hazardous for drivers.

Bruce County declared a significant weather event for the region Wednesday evening as squalls have started dropping snow over the area.

While the alert does not include any road closures as of 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, drivers are being urged to take their time and be aware that some roads maintained by the county will take longer to fully clear.

“Bruce County wishes to note that the declaration of a significant weather event is not notice of a reduced level of service or a road closure,” a statement from the county read.

Parts of Bruce Peninsula remain under a snow squall Wednesday evening, with 10 to 20 centimetres of snow possible in some areas. Strong wind gusts between 60 to 80 kilometres per hour are also being experienced in the area, which can result in bouts of blowing snow and reduced visibility.

Areas in Grey County and southern Bruce County are also included under a winter weather travel advisory. However, snowfall amounts in those areas are only expected to reach between 4-8 cm. Roads in parts Huron-Perth may also be impacted by the snow.

More information about current road conditions can be found on the Bruce County website, the Grey County website, or Ontario 511.