Environment Canada says most areas could see upwards of 15 cm of accumulation of snow with reduced visibility on the roads.
While the snowy weather is hazardous to drivers, many pets and children appear to be enjoying the winter weather.
PHOTO GALLERY: Snow in Windsor-Essex
It’s a snow day for many students. No school buses are running in Windsor-Essex, but schools are open. According to the Bus Planner website, Area A – City of Windsor – all board provided transportation is canceled for the day and Area B – County of Essex – all board provided transportation is canceled for the day.Snow falls on the sidewalks and streets in Windsor, Ont. (Gary Archibald/CTV News Windsor)
The system impacting this region is reportedly a Texas low that will bring heavy snow to the area beginning Wednesday morning.
The snowfall intensified by afternoon. Heavy snow is expected to taper off to flurries overnight with a couple of additional centimeters will be possible on Thursday. At 3 pm Wednesday, police reported multiple accidents in the area of Howard Ave at Division Rd. No injuries were reported at the time.
The weather authority is also warning to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions adding, there may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas.
With Environment Canada forecasting a steady snowfall to continue through early Thursday morning, the city says snow crews are working hard to clear the main routes.
The city says enough snow has fallen to warrant residential snow clearing and plowing. Crews will begin working in neighbors early Thursday morning once the main arterial routes have been cleared.
The city is asking for patience as clearing can be a slow process and typically takes 24 to 36 hours to complete.
Drivers are asked to use extra when approaching intersections due to slippery conditions and to be patient when traveling behind a snow plow.
(Source: Environment Canada)Wednesday: Snow at times heavy. Total 10 cm. Wind becoming east 20 km/h gusting to 40 this morning. Temperature steady near zero.
Wednesday Night: Snow ending near midnight then cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind north 20 km/h becoming west 20 late this evening. Temperature steady near zero.
Thursday: Cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. Temperature steady near zero.
Friday: Cloudy with 30 per cent chance of flurries. High minus 1.
Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds with a 30 percent chance of fluorescence. High zero.
Sunday: Periods of snow. High minus 3.
Monday: A mixture of sun and clouds with a 40 per cent chance of fluorescence. High minus 5.