Blowing snow advisory issued

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Environment Canada has issued a blowing snow advisory for all of Prince Edward Island.

The advisory was issued Sunday and confirmed again Monday morning at 4:39 a m.

The advisory warns of poor visibility in snow. Blowing snow is expected  in some locations.

A low pressure system currently east of Cape Hatteras will track northeastward today and then pass south of Nova Scotia tonight. Snow combined with strong northeast winds resulting in reduced visibility in blowing snow will begin this afternoon. Conditions will gradually improve on Tuesday.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations. Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero.

Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least 3 hours.

  Meanwhile, the site-specific weather forecast received from Scotia Weather Services, indicates wind conditions Monday that may result in traffic restrictions on the Confederation Bridge.

 In its weather forecast for P.E.I., Environment Canada is calling for periods of snow to begin late this afternoon with winds northeast 40 km/h gusting to 70 km/h. The snow, giving 10 centimetres, will continue overnight with winds northeast 40 km/h gusting to 70 km/h.

Tuesday will have flurries.

Blizzard warnings have been issued for parts of Nova Scotia so anyone traveling to that province today should be advised driving may be hazardous.

Environment Canada urges Islanders to continue monitoring alerts and forecasts.

Organizations: Environment Canada, Scotia Weather Services

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Hatteras

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