Deep freeze re­turns

Wind chill to hit -30 C; More snow Mon­day

The Peterborough Examiner - - NEWS - EX­AM­INER STAFF

Af­ter reach­ing a near-record high of 9 C early Fri­day morn­ing, the tem­per­a­ture in Peter­bor­ough plunged over the day to -10 C by late Fri­day night.

It’s only go­ing to get worse over the week­end. Highs of just -13 C are fore­cast for Satur­day and Sun­day, with a low of -24 C, feel­ing more like -30 C with the wind chill, fore­cast for Peter­bor­ough and the Kawarthas, ac­cord­ing to En­vi­ron­ment Canada.

A flash-freeze warn­ing and spe­cial weather state­ment were in ef­fect for much of Fri­day in Peter­bor­ough and the Kawarthas but were lifted by early Fri­day night by En­vi­ron­ment Canada

Fri­day started off foggy and wet but that changed to snow by Fri­day af­ter­noon, re­sult­ing in sev­eral col­li­sions on icy Peter­bor­ough area roads, in­clud­ing col­li­sions just af­ter 6 p.m., in­clud­ing a three­ve­hi­cle col­li­sion at High­way 7 and Tele­vi­sion Road (see Page A3) along with a car in the ditch at County Road 2 and Drum­mond Line.

Around 10:30 p.m., two trans­port trucks and two cars were in­volved in a multi-ve­hi­cle col­li­sion on High­way 401 in the west­bound lanes near Northum­ber­land County Road 30 near Brighton.

STSCO can­celled all school bus routes Fri­day. Schools re­mained open.

Peter­bor­ough Tran­sit rerouted some routes Fri­day to avoid icy con­di­tions.

The PJHL Jr. C hockey game sched­uled for Fri­day night be­tween the North Kawartha Knights and the Ge­orgina Ice was can­celled due to the con­di­tions.

About 20 mil­lime­tres of rain fell in Peter­bor­ough be­tween 5 p.m. Thurs­day and 3 p.m. Fri­day.

While flood­ing is not ex­pected from the pre­cip­i­ta­tion, Kawartha Con­ser­va­tion is­sued a wa­ter safety wa­ter­shed con­di­tions bul­letin on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon for the wa­ter­shed in the City of Kawartha Lakes area, while the Lower Trent Con­ser­va­tion Author­ity is­sued a sim­i­lar bul­letin Thurs­day af­ter­noon for the wa­ter­shed area along the Trent River be­tween Rice Lake and Lake On­tario.

As of late Fri­day af­ter­noon, Oton­abee Con­ser­va­tion listed a nor­mal sta­tus for the wa­ter­shed area in the Peter­bor­ough city and county area.

A few flur­ries were in the fore­cast for Satur­day morn­ing, while more snow and flur­ries is ex­pected Mon­day and Tues­day in Peter­bor­ough and the Kawarthas, ac­cord­ing to En­vi­ron­ment Canada.

CLIF­FORD SKARSTEDT/EX­AM­INER

Pedes­tri­ans deal with the blow­ing snow on Ge­orge Street in down­town Peter­bor­ough on Fri­day af­ter­noon as the rainy weather changed to snow. See more pho­to­graphs in the on­line gallery at www.thep­eter­bor­oughex­am­iner.com.

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