The snow has hit Haliburton County.

A Colorado Low has moved into the region. Environment Canada says to expect heavy snow, which will continue into the night. We should see between 15 and 20 centimetres by mid evening. Officials say the snow will become mixed with or change to some rain for a few hours, but will taper off to scattered flurries by Wednesday morning.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times because of the heavy snow.

Update 8:00am: All buses to schools in Haliburton for Trillium Lakelands District School Board have been cancelled.

Update 9:00am: Enviro-Cafe has been cancelled because of potentially dangerous driving conditions. The event has been rescheduled for February 14th.

Update 9:30am: The Lilly Ann Store in Haliburton is closed today due to weather.

Update 10:30am: The Trillium Lakelands District School Board has cancelled its Committee of the Whole Meeting because of the weather. It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 17th.

Update 10:50am: Rhubarb Restaurant is closed today because of the weather.

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Update 12:13pm: The Haliburton Highlands OPP says to clear all the snow from your vehicle before heading out, plan extra travel time, don’t follow too close, and keep your lights on.

Update 12:30pm: Well, at least some people like this weather!

Update 1:20pm:


Click the photo. Heavy snow has hit Haliburton, and Minden. Drive according to weather conditions.

Update 1:40pm: If you can avoid Highway 118, plan to do so. We have had reports of vehicles  not being able to go up hills because it’s slippery.

Update 2:00pm: Listen to this clip from our show to hear how bad the roads are.

Let us know of any road mishaps you spot 705-457-4855.

Photo Credit: Hydro One

Photo Credit: Hydro One

Update 2:30pm: Hydro one has reported an outage affecting nearly 600 homes just north of Dysart. Estimated time of restoration is sitting around 6:00pm.

Update 3:30pm: Dysart’s library will be closing at 6:00pm today because of the weather.

Photo Credit: Hydro One

Photo Credit: Hydro One

Update 4:20pm: Hydro one has reported only 161 homes are now without power north of Dysart. Those should be restored by 6:00pm.

Update 4:25pm: Track the snow plows in Haliburton County by visiting this website.