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Winter weather advisory in place for Niagara, Haldimand-Norfolk with up to 10 cm forecast

A winter weather advisory is in place for Niagara, Haldimand and Norfolk, warning "brief but intense snowfall" is expected to drop up to five centimetres on Tuesday morning.

Drivers are told to be prepared for limited visibility

A winter weather travel advisory is in effect for Niagara and Halidmand-Norfolk. (Evan Mitsui/CBC)

A winter weather advisory is in place for Niagara, Haldimand and Norfolk, warning "brief but intense snowfall" is expected to drop up to five centimetres on Tuesday morning.

Environment Canada says a band of lake-effect snow is expected to roll through the region from Lake Erie in the early morning.

"Snowfall rates could be as high as 2 cm per hour in the heaviest bands which could rapidly reduce visibilities to below 1 km at times," reads the advisory.

That could build up to five to 10 centimetres before the snow moves on, according to the weather authority.

It's cautioning drivers to be prepared for limited visibility and road surfaces that could be slippery or covered in snow.

If people encounter heavy snowfall they're reminded to slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Provincial police in the West Region said officers are responded to several collisions on Tuesday morning, including one that was fatal.

"I've seen several vehicles driving out here like it's summertime today," said Acting Sgt. Ed Sanchuk in a video posted on Twitter.

"Unfortunately, those vehicles that are driving like that are going to end up in the ditches, end up in crashes."

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