Brant residents are digging out from a serious blast of winter on Friday.
Brantford and the County of Brant were expected to receive between 15 and 25 cm of snow by late Friday afternoon, according to The Weather Network.
“Snowfall rates of two to four centimetres per hour are possible during the heaviest snow,” a snowfall warning for Brantford and the County of Brant posted on The Weather Network’s website said. “If this occurs, near-zero visibility in the heavy snow may be a significant issue to deal with. Hazardous winter travelling conditions from near-zero visibility, areas of heavy snow and local blowing snow are expected.
“Rapidly accumulating snow will also contribute to dangerous driving conditions. Travel plans should be changed accordingly.”
Brantford police warned drivers on the roads Friday to be patient.
“If you simply can not stay home today and need to venture out on the roads, please be careful. There is a lot of snow falling,” police said in a post on Twitter Friday morning.
All schools in the Grand Erie District School Board and Brant-Haldimand-Norfolk Catholic District School Board were closed Friday due to the inclement weather conditions.
Laurier Brantford also cancelled classes and closed its campus for the day.