Schools were closed today for the second time in many years as a snowstorm moved through Oakville. The snow is projected to continue until tonight (Friday evening). Plows will not complete their work for 16 hours or so. Sidestreets are affected most as they are last to receive the attention of the plows. Today is a good day to have winter tires on, or better yet avoid the roads altogether.
Residents with kids were awoken this morning to the automated Halton District School Board phone call that announced the closure of all schools in Halton region. Schools in Toronto were open, but bus service was cancelled for them. The storm was heaviest around Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga and areas north.
New England has yet to experience the merging of 2 storms which is estimated to bring 70cm or more of snow to select areas. Oakville had about 25cm or so by the afternoon.
The weather is expected to turn milder toward the beginning of next week as rain may replace snow in the forecast.
This year has not been bad at all in Oakville, but we did get this one which means getting out the snow shovel or blower. As always, go at your own pace when shovelling as moving this much snow will require breaks in between shovelling.
Kids can get out and build a snowman or even try some sledding as they are off of school for a 3-day weekend in Oakville!