Whiteouts in Lambton as Environment Canada issues snow squall warning

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There are whiteout conditions on some Lambton County roadways as intense snowfall hits the area.

Environment Canada issued a snow squall warning for the region saying periods of brief but intense snowfall are expected. Visibility will be rapidly reduced due to heavy snow combined with high winds.

West bound traffic on Petrolia Line to Mandaumin Road was moving at a snails pace as drivers contended with zero visibility conditions around 6 pm.

Environment Canada says the bands of heavy snow are moving into the area ahead of the Arctic cold front which is moving into the area for a couple of days. Lambton Public Health has issued a Cold Alert for the area saying the temperature will stay below – 15 C until Saturday.

Weather officials warn drivers to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.