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Red squirrel in falling snow. Archive Photo of the Day: Hank Hofmann, Ottawa, ON
Red squirrel in falling snow. Archive Photo of the Day: Hank Hofmann, Ottawa, ON

More lake-effect snow for NY and Ontario

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Another round of lake-effect storms is expected to dump an additional 12 to 18 inches of snow on parts of western and northern New York where some towns already are buried from earlier storms.

The National Weather Service says bands of storms coming off eastern Lake Ontario are expected to drop up to 11/2 feet of snow Thursday across the Tug Hill Plateau area in northern Oswego, southeastern Jefferson and Lewis counties.

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Meteorologists say that region is reporting snowfall totals of 44 to 50 inches from lake-effect storms that began Tuesday.

Some areas near the eastern end of Lake Erie south of Buffalo have received more than 2 feet of snow this week, and forecasters say another foot or more is likely by the times the storms taper off on Friday.

 

ONTARIO (AP) With snowsqualls and wintry weather forecast for much of southern and central Ontario today, police are reminding motorists to practice safe winter driving. Provincial police recommend people avoid driving in heavy snow or inclement road conditions and stay close to home.

Police in cottage country say numerous drivers lost control of their vehicles and ending up stuck in the snow yesterday.

Motorists in central Ontario can expect hazardous road conditions and poor visibility today due to strong winds coming over the open waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

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