Winter Wonderland comes with snarled roads, canceled events

More snow on the way, but shouldn't be as significant

A few inches of snow really left its mark on Simcoe County and beyond.

Beginning Wednesday afternoon, snow fell throughout the evening in many areas of Simcoe County, including in Barrie, where the police service advised against unnecessary travel.

The region’s school bus lines preemptively took this advice, having cancelled all buses through the morning run. Those who did hit the road generally found a very slick drive, including on the 400. Lanes along the northbound side were shut down for a time during the Thursday morning commute after a heavy truck found itself on its side.

A slew of cancellations were reported to the Barrie 360 newsroom over the morning and early afternoon, including the closure of many nursery schools and after-school activities.

Related: Barrie 360 Closures and Cancellations

While Environment Canada has ended earlier snowfall warnings, it did continue a squall warning for much of the region into the early afternoon Thursday; more snow is expected through to Friday, while forecasters do not anticipate the same volume of snow.