Snowfall alert in Petrolia and Central Lambton: 402 traffic slow

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Winter weather has once again stalled travel plans and cancelled school buses in Petrolia and Lambton County.

School boards in the area pull the buses from the roads this morning and at 9:15 am, Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for our area. Up to 20 centimeters may fall today with the heaviest snowfall expected this afternoon. Officials say gusty northeast winds are also expected to cause whiteout conditions for drivers.

Many organizations have cancelled activities due to the weather including Lambton County Council which planned to meet this afternoon. That meeting has been postponed until sometime next week.

The County Administration Building and Library Headquarters in Wyoming will be closing at 2 p.m. this afternoon (Wednesday, February 5, 2014) due to deteriorating road conditions and poor visibility.

Lambton OPP  is urging motorists to drive with caution today as conditions continue to deteriorate around the county.

OPP officers are currently on scene with a transport truck that is partially blocking the passing lane on westbound highway 402 between Airport Road and Modeland Road.  Expect delays in the area while emergency crews work to remove the truck. No injuries were reported.

Police ask you leave yourself extra time for your drive today and be sure to slow down and leave lots of space between you and the vehicles in front of you.  Your head lights need to be on and your mind should be on your driving.

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