Updated at noon. Cancellations and other storm-related announcements will be added to this post as they become available.
All school buses servicing the county have been cancelled for today, as Glengarry takes the brunt of a winter storm that is expected to bring heavy snow, followed by ice pellets and freezing rain.
Schools remain open.
At approximately 6:30am, on the eastbound 401 near Bainsville, there was a collision that has one lane of the highway closed.
Day one of the SD&G high school curling championships in Cornwall has been cancelled. It's expected that the event will be condensed into one day, to be played Wednesday in Morrisburg.
Iona Academy's ski trip slated for today will be rescheduled.
All branches of the SD&G public library are closed today (February 16) due to the winter storm.
Tonight's CCHL2 game in Williamstown, between the Char-Lan Rebels and Sittsville Royals, has been postponed.
The Glengarry Soccer League has announced that all soccer scheduled for this evening at the Alexandria dome has been cancelled.
Stay tuned for more weather-related cancellations and other announcements.
North Glengarry Recreation Director Terry Gilmer reminds us that ice conditions change daily, so it's important to check before venturing out onto "frozen" rivers and ponds. He adds that they are working on informational signs for Mill Pond at Alexandria's Island Park to help guide those who might like to take advantage of the skating service or do some ice fishing.
Sylvie and Mike Paquette are organizing a winter clothing drive in preparation for the arrival of Syrian refugees.
In Glengarry, people can drop off their donations in boxes or sturdy garbage bags at the Quirky Carrot restaurant, at 1 Main St. S. in Alexandria, at a trailer set up near the road in front of Sonrisa Farms at 20133 County Road 43 at the west end of Alexandria, and at Debbie's Country Corner store at 14 Main St. S. in Maxville. The organizers are asking people who are willing to provide a drop-off site or to help sort donations at the end of December to contact them via the Syrian Refugee Winter Coat Drive Facebook page.
Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for our area, indicating the possibility of overnight freezing rain as a storm approaches. Thursday will bring some rain.
Here's the full weather statement:
To stay up-to-date, please see the weather section of our website or mobile app.
Environment Canada is forecasting light freezing rain overnight. Take care out there.
Here's the full alert:
According to Environment Canada, some freezing drizzle or freezing rain is likely later tonight and Saturday, in addition to snow, as a winter storm passes through the region. If there's a bright side, snow accumulations are expected to be light. For the full forecast and updated information, check the weather tab on our website or mobile app.