The first big snowfall of the season appears to have wound down, but not before leaving plenty of the white stuff behind.

Cold air sweeping across the open water of Lake Huron generated significant lake effect flurries and snow squalls Sunday and Monday.

Preliminary numbers from Environment Canada show Wingham had the biggest accumulation - blanketed in 60 cm of snow by Monday evening.

Clifford wasn't far behind, picking up 53 cm of the white stuff by 10 p.m.

Teeswater was also hit hard, with 40 cm covering the area as of 1 p.m. Monday.

Palmerston, Bluevale and Wroxeter each picked up 20 to 25 cm of snow.

Meanwhile none of the nearby cities, including Kitchener, Barrie, Guelph and Waterloo, broke the 20 cm mark:

  • Kitchener: 16 cm as of 6:30 p.m. Monday
  • Barrie landfill: 18 cm as of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (volunteer observer)
  • Waterloo: 12 cm as of 8 a.m. Tuesday (volunteer observer)
  • Guelph: 12 cm as of 7 a.m. Tuesday (volunteer observer)

And it may not be over yet for areas near Lake Huron, with Environment Canada is calling for the possibility of more snow squalls for Huron and Bruce counties through Wednesday.

Reminder to clean off your car


OPP used a photo to remind drivers that it is important to clear their cars of snow before heading out on the roads.

In a Tweet, OPP said, "Can't make this stuff up. Driver charged today in Brussels actually driving like this."

The Tweet included a photo of a vehicle covered with a large amount of snow - with the exception of a small portion of the front windshield.

No charges were detailed, but under the Highway Traffic Act, vehicles must be, "in such a condition as to afford the driver a clear view to the front and side of the motor vehicle; the rear of the motor vehicle."