- Police and other emergency responders expect Islanders will remain home and off the streets.
- This will be the third storm scenario in January.
Alerts issued for the Prince Edward Islands:
A winter storm alerting from Environment Canada states Islanders should predict snow, blowing snow, icy rain, and high winds beginning Saturday morning.
The caution has a range of potential snowfall quantities — from 25 to 40 cms.
The highest wind blows are predicted to top 100 km/h.
“Snow looks to blend with ice pellets and frozen rain Saturday evening, especially for eastern regions, with rain likely Saturday night as the temperature nudges past the freezing mark for much of the Island,” stated CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland. Source – cbc.ca
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“Cooler westerly winds will set early Sunday, which will see any standing water start to freeze fast as the temperature quickly falls.” Source – cbc.ca
Snow will become serious at times Saturday, with the most elevated amounts predicted over Prince County.
“My main problems right now are for unclean roads — due to serious snow, icy rain and drifting— whiteout circumstances, blowing snow, icy surfaces, and power outages,” Scotland stated. Source – cbc.ca
Police across the Island expect Islanders will remain off the routes if circumstances are ominous.