Barrie escapes worst of the winter storm that walloped southern Ontario

Forecasters say snow squalls are possible Monday evening

A massive winter storm that clobbered parts of southern Ontario on Monday has moved on.

Environment Canada says snow squalls could fire up off Georgian Bay, and the Barrie area could get 5 to 10 cm of additional snow. However, what does fall will be very localized.

Forecasters have issued a winter travel advisory for Barrie and the Collingwood area that will last through Monday evening and overnight because of the snow squall risk.

All other warnings, watches and advisories for the region have been lifted.

However, driving could still be a challenge as wind gusts to 60 km/h could cause blowing snow.

Wind across all regions will gust to 60 km/h causing blowing snow.

The Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, Niagara and eastern Ontario received the biggest bruising from the storm.

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Winter storm warnings replaced blizzard warnings in parts of the GTA. Environment Canada predicted 40 to 60 cm of snow for Toronto.

Police are advising against travel unless absolutely necessary, especially in the GTA.

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The forecast is top-heavy with snow this week. An Alberta clipper could dump snow on the Barrie area overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, with a risk of snow squalls Wednesday night.

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