#OPP Warn of White Out Conditions on 401 as DEEP FREEZE to Last into New Years 123017

Cornwall Ontario – Freezing conditions continue Saturday and will into Sunday.

The OPP put out a warning of white out conditions on the 401 from Kingston to Brockville.

Overnight lows will feel like -40c.  The good news is that temps will warm up Tuesday…when we get hit with more snow!

Please drive safe, watch out for frostbite, and especially watch out for our furry friends who can’t handle the deep freeze even with their fur!



11:20 AM EST Saturday 30 December 2017
Extreme Cold Warning in effect for:

  • Cornwall – Lancaster
  • Maxville – Alexandria
  • Morrisburg – Long Sault
  • Winchester – Newington

A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills is expected.

2017 is about to end on a bitterly cold note. A fresh surge of near record-breaking Arctic air is forecast to encompass the entire province in its icy grip. A trough of low pressure currently over Southern Ontario will drop south of the Great Lakes tonight, opening the door to an even colder northerly wind.

Although winds will be relatively light, the extreme cold is expected to produce windchill values of minus 35 to minus 40 overnight into Sunday, and again Sunday night. New Year’s Eve revellers are cautioned that windchill values will be near minus 35 late Sunday evening as we ring in 2018.

Latest indications continue to show that these very cold conditions will persist into New Years Day and potentially Tuesday.

Extreme cold puts everyone at risk.

Dress warmly. Dress in layers that you can remove if you get too warm. The outer layer should be wind resistant.

Cover up. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin, especially with wind chill.

Keep emergency supplies in your vehicle such as extra blankets and jumper cables.

If it’s too cold for you to stay outside, it’s too cold for your pet to stay outside.

Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

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